Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Review: Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle
Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle by Janet Guthrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Janet Guthrie actually made race car driving so interesting that I want to watch a race! As I read this book, I kept wanting to tell people anecdotes or express exasperation over various events. She's a calm storyteller, and she definitely comes across as authentic, largely because she's clearly meticulous, reasonable, intelligent and calm.
The first section was a little technical for me, but after that, we go back to Janet's foundation as a person. Learning about her adventurous streak and her work ethic grounded the story and made it easier to follow as her racing career developed.
What she did and what she went through took amazing resolve, and I am incredibly impressed with her perseverance as well as her ability. I wonder what she could have done with better cars, support and sponsorship. I highly recommend reading this - regardless of whether you're into racing.
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