Scott Hamilton: A Behind The Scenes Look At The Life And Competitive Times Of America's Favorite Figure Skater: An Unauthorized Biography
"An unauthorized biography." Although he does not say so directly in his preface, this appears to have been an authorized project from which Scott Hamilton withdrew his approval. One can only speculate why, but it may have been that it was not as flattering a portrait as the eventual Olympic champion would have liked, particularly when it came to his ferocious competitive spirit. The 1981-1982 skating year is the centrepiece of the story, and Steere waxes rhapsodic over Hamilton's particular skating qualities in the performances he obviously watched with great care that year. I found it entertaining and perspicacious, and (if one adds the grain of salt obligatory when it is obvious that author and subject ended up at odds) really quite instructive.