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Course Correction

Course Correction by Ginny Gilder
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Apr 12, 2016 | 264 Pages
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Praise

“Beautiful and important on many levels, Course Correction is about rowing and so much more—hope and hopelessness, fear and courage, loss and redemption. Ultimately it is about the transforming power of love, and, damnit all, it made me cry.”—Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat

“Written with poetic grace and true grit, Gilder’s story—of battling herself as much as her competition—will resonate with readers of all abilities and aspirations. A powerful testament to the impact of sport on our lives.”—Billie Jean King

“This is a compelling account of one woman’s sacrifices to be an elite athlete while also coming to terms with her personal life at a time when ‘coming out of the closet’ was done at considerable peril. A good choice for women’s-studies and sports-history collections.—Booklist

“Filled with lyrical descriptions of rowing on the water and detailed portrayals of the workouts she endured to build up her strength and stamina, the narrative flows with the passion the author feels for her sport… The author’s ardent story is one of struggle and triumph, of shrugging off the naysayers to follow a dream to its end, whether good or bad, and of following the heart. A passionate memoir of a woman rower who battled numerous odds in search of becoming the best in her sport.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Highly competitive athletes like Ginny Gilder have a gift for tolerating pain and ignoring adversity. They accept these things as the price they pay for greatness. These habits of mind and body serve us well in many aspects of our lives, but not in all aspects of our lives. Course Correction is about taking time to heal and exploring the joy that lies beyond adversity.”—Tori Murden McClure, first woman to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean and author of A Pearl in the Storm
 
“Ginny Gilder not only shares her journey of becoming a world-class athlete, but of growing up—the searing self-talk of a teenage girl, her homage to the sport of rowing that both gave and helped make meaning of her life. A beautifully written memoir of a dream come true.” —Whitney Johnson, author of Dare, Dream, Do:  Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

Course Correction is not only a wonderful narrative about what it took to succeed as an elite female rower in the Title IX era, it is a complex study of an individual who struggled to come to terms with herself in the aftermath of her own success. Beautifully written, this memoir will not fail to hold you in its powerful wake, page after page delivering the wisdom that only deep reflection and experience can bring.”—Daniel J. Boyne, author of The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water

“Ginny Gilder writes with an artist’s eye and an athlete’s power, insight, and finesse. Course Correction is a brilliant quest for courage, excellence, and ultimately love. Exhilarating and inspiring. Simply put, I loved this book!”Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer and Grayson
 
“Whether you’re a wetbob or landlubber, Ginny Gilder’s lyrical descriptions of rowing will have you yearning to be on the water, while her gripping life story will keep you eagerly turning the pages. She writes as she has lived—courageously, honestly, and thoughtfully. An oar-inspiring read!”—Roz Savage, first woman to row solo across three oceans, author of Stop Drifting, Start Rowing

“The 1970s were the breakthrough decade for Title IX and for Ginny Gilder and they both just kept getting stronger. Here’s a personal glimpse, with a few course corrections along the way, of what the revolution in women’s sports looks like from the perspective of one of its pioneers.”—Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports

Course Correction is the story of one woman’s heartfelt struggle to be true to herself despite a boatload of obstacles. Part memoir, part sports history, the work is also a love letter to rowing and to Yale, to the author’s parents and her siblings, to her partners and her children, to Olympians, past, present and future, and to female athletes everywhere.”—Madeleine Blais, author of In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle 


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Prologue Changing Course IX

Part I Catch

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Part II Drive

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Part III Release

Chapter 16

Part IV Recovery

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Bibliographic Essay

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