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Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life in and out of Curling

Authors: Jones, Colleen & Lefko, Perry
Publisher: Penguin Canada
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO022000, BIO016000
ISBN: 9780143196136, Related ISBNs: 0143196138, 0670068195, 9780143196136, 9780670068197
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Curling legend Colleen Jones opens up about her extraordinary career and life
 
   Curling is possibly the most beloved sport across Canada, and Colleen Jones has been one of its brightest stars. She was only nineteen years old when she won her first provincial championship, and she became the youngest skip, at age twenty-two, ever to win the Canadian women's curling championship: the Tournament of Hearts. She went on to win it a total of six times, with an unprecedented four in a row in the early 2000s, along with her two world championships. No other women’s team has matched that record. Here, she tells the stories of her remarkable career—from the pure joy of the game to outworking her competition, year after year, always striving to be just a little bit better.
 
   But Colleen’s story is about more than a love of curling. As a champion at the pinnacle of her sport, as a popular CBC broadcaster, and as a mother of two, Colleen Jones seemed to have it all. Then a serious illness struck, and threatened ti rob her of all she had worked for. But Colleen, determined as ever, emerged with a renewed love of life and a powerful message about achieving authentic personal fulfillment.

   Throwing Rocks at Houses is a candid, charming and thoughtful story about rising to the top only to learn how easily it can all be taken away. Whether career, family, or personal health, her amazing journey reveals, more than anything, all that matters most in life.
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