Sunday, June 17, 2018

Blog Tour - review of "Sarah Donohue: The World is Never Enough

Having practically no knowledge of powerboat racing, when I was asked if I would participate in a blog tour to promote the memior of this racer, I immediately said yes.  I am so glad I did as I learned about the sport while reading the stories of this amazing woman.  Here is by review of "Sarah Donohue: The World is Never Enough." 

Sarah Donohue: The World is Never Enough” by Sarah Donohue

Powerboat racing, memoir

Publish date:
June 12, 2018

234 pages

4 of 5 stars (very good)

Sarah Donahue has had a pretty adventurous life – from modeling to performing at Moulin Rouge (don’t you dare say it is just a movie, she warns) to being a stuntwoman in James Bond films to a champion powerboat racer, you could say she is a woman who seems to have it all.  She shares the story of her life in this entertaining and quick reading memoir.

Actually, “adventurous” may be too mild a word.  Between starting the book off with a description from one of the movies in which she performed stunts on a boat to the crash in a race that left her dead for “four minutes”, her life has been filled with many events, twists, friends and teammates. The best twist of all just may be how she got he start in racing – she was a beer-selling model who sold a beer to Charles Brunett III, a Texas billionaire.  He wanted her to be part of the first all-female powerboat racing team, and given her lust for new adventures, she went for it.

What I really liked about the book in addition to Sarah’s conversational style of writing was the introduction to the sport of powerboat racing.  Readers like me who have never seen a race or know anything about the sport will appreciate her description of what it is like in the boat, in the mechanic shop and the camaraderie of the teams. Something that struck me as special was the help provided to Sarah and her teammates when she first started the sport by competing teams. It was also competitors that saved her life during the accident. This kind of sportsmanship is not commonly found in other sports, especially helping opponents, and set the tone for me as a reader that this is one special lady participating in a special sport.  This book is one that is recommended for readers who enjoy entertaining and heartwarming biographies.

I wish to thank Authoright for asking me to part of the blog tour and providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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E-book (PDF)

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