A harrowing and inspirational memoir by one of the rising Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) stars in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and beloved Dancing with the Stars runner-up.
This book is for all those who got knocked down and came up swinging.This book is for all those who got knocked down and came up swinging.
Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. Long before she was a fighting champion and household name winning over fans on Dancing with the Stars with her beauty, strength, and infectiously bold personality, Paige struggled with her self-esteem.
On Dancing with the Stars
, Paige won hearts when she opened up for the first time about being bullied but there is so much more that she hasn't shared until now. The journey that brought Paige to the UFC is a stunning story of overcoming tragedy and finding the strength and skills to defend oneself in the face of evil. Within the pages of Rise
is a girl who was so severely bullied in highschool she had garbage thrown on her, so tortured she had to move hometowns. She sought refuge but nothing worked until one day, feeling spiritually broken and emotionally shattered, she visited her dad at his gym, and everything changed: she decided to fight back. She became Paige VanZant, a bone-breaking, head-smashing competitor and world renowned fighter.Rise
is the moving and inspiring journey of a woman who is not only one of the toughest fighters in the world, but also a beloved symbol of strength.
"MMA fighter Paige VanZant had to defeat obstacles in and out of the Octagon."--ESPN.com
"[A] book about surviving the face of evil."
"Paige VanZant is some warrior....the journey VanZant has had to endure before reaching the bright lights of the UFC is what makes her truly remarkable....VanZant conveys the fear, anxiety, and hopelessness that consumed her during those years with such stirring honesty.... [Rise] provides other[s] vital hope that recovery and survival can be achieved. Paige VanZant is a hero and an inspiration. Her story of remarkable courage and survival needs to be read."--TheSportsBookClub.com
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 12th June 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1