The drama, the variety, the spectacle – Shannon can’t get enough of it. She is an American student who has always been fascinated by the Olympic Games; her father has a lifelong love affair with China. They team up for the Beijing games and the adventure of a lifetime. Without the filter of a small screen, Shannon and her father are hypnotized by the passion of a great nation unveiling itself to the world. This mini travel memoir is a picture of a new China and the experiences that would change one American girl’s life forever.
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REVIEWS OF THE OLYMPICS BEAT
“thoroughly enjoyed the physical, emotional and cultural journey of a lifetime this father-daughter duo makes. It’s a great read, one that speaks to that special bond between a father and his daughter, made more so by sharing the Olympics experience together.” – Adventures in Expat Land
“this book allows us a vicarious experience of the craziness and overwhelming hospitality that marked the Beijing Olympics beyond the Birds Nest.” – Reading the World
“It’s been more than 20 years since I visited Beijing, but I felt like I was back there with them, hearing the cheers of the stadium, the beats of the drums, the lights from the opening ceremony. Then there was the food.” – Susan Blumberg-Kason, Book of the Week
“This is a short book, but it packs a lot in. It’s extremely descriptive and the excitement of the Olympics really comes to life… Young describes Beijing in a kind and sensitive way and you get the impression that she’s fallen in love with the place.” – Laura Besley at Living, Loving and Writing