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Synopsis: This gripping autobiography about the personal and professional life of one of the first successful female jockeys takes the reader on a wild ride of both tragedy and triumph. Experience the highs and lows in the life of a leading jockey as well as understand the pain and despair of a dysfunctional childhood and the addictions and toxic relationships it fosters. This psychological journey, which is fast-paced, captivating, honest, and entertaining, inspires hope for those who have endured a difficult past.
About the Author
Karen Rogers, a professional leading jockey at the New York tracks and one of the first successful female jockeys, writes her personal journey to overcome the negative results of childhood sexual and emotional abuse by becoming an accomplished athlete. She tells firsthand how it drove her to the top of the thoroughbred racing industry at the age of sixteen, but also brought her to the depths of despair as she suffered from eating disorders, alcohol abuse, a toxic marriage, and suicide attempts. In the end, she discovers the truth about her past and finds peace and healing. The author has been on Late Night with David Letterman, The Donahue Show, Howard Cosell’s SportsBeat, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show with Jane Pauley, CBS’s Thirty Minutes, ABC’s Superstars, and other television programs. Featured in US magazine, People magazine, Family Circle, Teen magazine, and many other popular publications, she has also been published in the New York Times.