Armstrong tacticsIt's not about the bike is simply the toughest book I've read in a long, long time - perhaps of all time. It really was not about the bike. If I didn't know it had such a well-chronicled happy ending, I would have found it hard to stomach all of it. I have read a lot of lives with worse things happening, but it was something about the Texan and the candidness with which he talks of things before and after. I don't know what. It's not very easy to make a gist in a paragraph, so I'm not going to even try.
Over the last 5 years, each of the biographies I have read add weight to that great quote I read somewhere (paraphrased): "What's the difference between fiction and reality? (sometimes) Fiction has to make sense".