From her stubborn father and long-suffering mother, to her acclaimed Svengali-like coach, Bela Karolyi, Off Balance reveals how each of the dominating characters contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after being publicly scorned by her father.
But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life, just as she reclaims the love of the sport that had defined so much of her life.
A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of gymnastics and sport, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.
I am really looking forward to reading this book. Off Balance will be released in June and that is just in time for this year's summer Olympics. Dominique was great to do a Q&A for this website back in August of 2008. If you want to check out the Wrap Up Q&A with Dominique, click here. For more info and ordering information on the book, head over to Dominique's official website at: http://www.dominique-moceanu.com/