Book ‘One Jump at a Time: My Story’ by Nathan Chen

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In this exhilarating memoir, three-time World Champion and Olympic gold-medalist Nathan Chen tells the story of his remarkable journey to success, reflecting on his life as a Chinese American figure skater and the joys and challenges he has experienced — including the tremendous sacrifices he and his family made, and the physical and emotional pain he endured. When three-year-old Nathan Chen tried on his first pair of figure skates, magic happened. But the odds of this young boy — one of five children born to Chinese immigrants — competing and making it into the top echelons of figure skating were daunting. Chen’s family didn’t have the resources or access to pay for expensive coaches, rink time, and equipment. But Nathan’s mother, Hetty Wang, refused to fail her child. Recognizing his tremendous talent and passion, she stepped up as his coach, making enormous sacrifices to give Nathan the opportunity to compete in this exclusive world…

Publisher: Harper (November 22, 2022); Pages: 240 pages; ISBN-10: 0063280523; ISBN-13: 978-0063280526; ASIN:‎ B09VGY5Y9T

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Author’s biography: Nathan Chen is a twenty-three-year-old American Olympic figure skater. He began skating at the age of three in his hometown of Salt Lake City after watching his two older brothers play hockey and his older sisters compete in figure skating. He has also trained in competitive gymnastics and ballet. At the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Nathan became the first man in figure skating history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance, and is the first Asian-American male skater to win U.S., World, and Olympic titles. He was named the 2019 Team USA Male Olympic Athlete of the Year and was included in the 2019 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Nathan is currently a student at Yale University, and in his spare time, plays the guitar and piano and enjoys basketball and tennis. He lives in Lake Forest, California.


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