Romar, Burt and Sternberg's Life Stories Covered in New Book
Gail Wood, a sports writer from The Olympian, has just released a new book titled Saved Twice. The book is about the inspirational stories of 13 athletes and sports figures that have overcome life-threatening moments to succeed.
Among the Huskies represented are Lorenzo Romar, Kayla Burt and Brian Sternberg.
Here is a little excerpt provided by the author:
Lorenzo Romar felt the barrel of the pistol push against his forehead. "What would happen if I pushed the trigger?" snarled a member of a notorious gang. Growing up in Compton, Calif., Romar learned about the jagged edge of life.
Before Romar became the Pac-10 coach of the year at the University of Washington, he had to learn about surviving gangs. Romar shares his story in Saved Twice, a recently released book about 13 athletes.
The book is written by sportswriter Gail Wood, who was named Gannett's columnist of the year and won a Blethen Award from the Seattle Times for feature writing.
Two other former UW athletes - Brian Sternberg and Kayla Burt - also share their stories.
Marty Tadman, the All-American defensive back from Boise State, talks about the night he considered suicide.
"We all love a comeback," Wood said. "These stories are about the best comebacks ever. The bring hope and inspiration."
With their real-life drama as a backdrop, their stories are inspirational.
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