Off Balance has ratings and reviews. La Petite Américaine said: I first encountered Dominique Moceanu the same way everyone else did: on TV whe. Read the first chapter of former gymnast Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, “Off Balance,” in which she discusses discovering the sister she never. Off Balance,” Dominique Moceanu’s memoir, paints a dark picture of legendary coach Bela Karolyi and of elite gymnastics. The Olympian.

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Comaneci was fof one of Bela’s first pupils and definitely his first starwhereas Moceanu signed on with him well after he became a standing figure in the global gymnastics community, which likely inflated his ego, to say the least.

Outgoing defense secretary urges employees to stay focused. Sep 21, Samita rated it liked it Shelves: Even her parents were discouraged from praising her too much.

For Gymnast Moceanu, Life Threw Her Off Balance

Mar 02, Nan rated it really liked it Shelves: Perhaps because she was so cute and spunky while performing, some gym fans just refuse to accept how difficult her life really was? Published June 12th by Touchstone first published June 5th But not my mother.

And I think this is going to be hard for some people to hear, but Dojinique think you should tell some of – just some of the things that you experienced with them.

What happened with her failed bid to make the team? This book reads like a blog, and that’s probably because all of the information available here can be found on Dominique Moceanu’s Balanxe page. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. And I think once that there was poor treatment given to me and verbal and emotional abuse, and my coaches would use my father as a medium of abuse to hit me when they wouldn’t feel that I was performing up to speed in the gym.


My experience koceanu the sport and attenuated connections with koceanu elite athletes gives me an only-slightly-filtered idea of what really goes on. All I remember was waking up in a fog—and with no new baby. Mama was a straight shooter, honest to the core.


I hope it was therapeutic. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships.

But Moceanu’s book is well-written by her “co-authors” Paul and Teri Williams. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio.

For Gymnast Moceanu, Life Threw Her Off Balance : NPR

I took another look at the photos, took a deep breath, and called my parents in Houston. I appreciated that she wasn’t afraid to hold things back, but was still somewhat fair to everyone in the book.

Sep 21, Andrea rated it really liked it. You can not ask for more after reading a memoir. I was a complete mess.

Get to Know Us. I found Domi’s Romanian upbringing fascinating, and I loved getting a look into the other aspects of her life although the gymnastics bits were obviously th Dominique was my favorite gymnast in the ’96 Olympics; I remembered her immediately when I heard about this book and I couldn’t wait to read it. I enjoyed reading this one.


Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu

English Choose a language for shopping. My father controlled my mother; every meaningful decision was made by him alone. I needed more of the story, more pieces to a puzzle that was becoming more confusing with each new detail, but my father had said his piece and offered no more. Many people find her hopelessly bitter ooff she has voiced her unhappiness in how she was treated many times.

I’d expect something like this from my father, who is a born salesman and a master at gently twisting the truth when it suits his needs. She still holds the title of the youngest American gymnast to win an Olympic gold. I couldn’t understand how or why she would keep this from me and Christina. It was a minute and, you know, 30 seconds and complete Georgia dome crowd fully into it.

And it’s been so heartwarming, I can’t tell you because it took me a long time to get the courage and strength because it’s such a borderline issue that people don’t talk about that goes on in women’s elite gymnastics and baalance needs to be brought to the surface so we talk about it so coaches don’t abuse their power.

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