Aug 14 2012
After leading the US women’s soccer team to an Olympic gold medal, goalkeeper Hope Solo embarks on a new career as author when her much-anticipated book entitled “SOLO: A Memoir of Hope” hits book shelves Tuesday. The book contains details about Solo’s years of “erratic, self-destructive behavior” and several much-publicized incidents in her career, about the death of her father two months before the 2007 World Cup and her subsequent benching by US coach Greg Ryan. The book also includes the story of Solo, who was born in 1981 after her mother became pregnant during a conjugal visit with Solo’s father in prison.
If you put this book on a table next to the history of Antarctica I’d probably choose the latter. I honestly could give a sh$t about Hope Solo’s life story. The fact she wrote a book shows just how arrogant she is – like people genuinely care. She had a chance to go down a different road and be a admired female athlete sex symbol, instead she’s sitting on the medal stand next to Ryan Lochte with the silver medal for total toolbag around her neck.
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