Nan Mooney My Racing Heart

ISBN 13: 9780060958084

My Racing Heart

3.76 avg rating
( 70 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060958084: My Racing Heart

When Nan Mooney was seven years old, she sat in her grandmother May-May's living room to watch her first horse race ... And so began a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport.

Part memoir, part journey into the compelling world of Thoroughbred horse racing, My Racing Heart gallops headlong into the wild culture and fabulous creatures that rise up around a racetrack. Nan Mooney looks at the horses, jockeys, and trainers; the gambling and corruption; and racing's age-old history and forever offbeat society. From the dusty backstretch at a small-town track to the stands at magnificent Churchill Downs, Nan Mooney captures the risks and the glory, the excitement and the passion, for horse lovers, sports fans, and anyone who has ever craved a place to run wild.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"[Mooney] is an ambitious writer . . . . she manages to cash her share of winning tickets."--New York Times Book Review

"Mooney embraces the best parts of the horse world. It's hard not to join her in this love affair."--USA Today

"A love poem to racing. . . A fine book and a joy to read."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Mooney has sliced open her soul and let the horse run free. Her words are intoxicating. Her stories glow."--Daily Racing Form

"We're off on a lovely ride. By the time [Mooney's] heading for home she's got us cheering her on."--Washington Post

"A wonderfully expressive love story. A dazzlingly successful blind date, deeply and unexpectedly satisfying, between readers and Thoroughbreds."--Kirkus Reviews

"Deeply felt. Will prod the curious to investigate what it is about this sport that can inspire such love."--Booklist

"Vivid memoir . . . Mooney escorts us with an unscrupulous, generous eye through her romance with the track."--O magazine

"An engaging introduction to the lure of the racetrack. [And] a confirmation of horseracing's gritty glamour."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Exceptional writing. Extraordinary. The story she has to tell simply could not have been told more brilliantly."--Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio

"This is a confession and a love story, with all the fear and second-guessing that those bring."--Hartford Courant

[Mooney] is an ambitious writer . . . . she manages to cash her share of winning tickets. --New York Times Book Review"

Mooney embraces the best parts of the horse world. It s hard not to join her in this love affair. --USA Today"

We re off on a lovely ride. By the time [Mooney s] heading for home she s got us cheering her on. --Washington Post"

Vivid memoir . . . Mooney escorts us with an unscrupulous, generous eye through her romance with the track. --O magazine"

A wonderfully expressive love story. A dazzlingly successful blind date, deeply and unexpectedly satisfying, between readers and Thoroughbreds. --Kirkus Reviews"

Deeply felt. Will prod the curious to investigate what it is about this sport that can inspire such love. --Booklist"

Mooney has sliced open her soul and let the horse run free. Her words are intoxicating. Her stories glow. --Daily Racing Form"

This is a confession and a love story, with all the fear and second-guessing that those bring. --Hartford Courant"

An engaging introduction to the lure of the racetrack. [And] a confirmation of horseracing s gritty glamour. --Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

A love poem to racing. . . A fine book and a joy to read. --Richmond Times-Dispatch"

Exceptional writing. Extraordinary. The story she has to tell simply could not have been told more brilliantly. --Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio"

Synopsis:

When Nan Mooney was seven years old, she sat down in her grandmother May-May's living-room to watch her first ever horse race. In that single afternoon, she launched what would become a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport. My Racing Heart is part memoir, part journey into the compelling world of Thoroughbred horse racing. At its heart is Nan's relationship with her grandmother, an adventurer, racing connoisseur, and woman of courage and compassion. May-May fostered in Nan a love of Thoroughbreds and the track, ushering her into a rare corner of the world where risk taking is daily currency. Nan thought her emotional link to the races died with May-May, only to have it roar back to life a decade later at New York's Belmont Park. This renewed relationship culminates in a grown-up appreciation for a universe where expectations are constantly defied, and in the realization of a long-time dream -- a trip to the Kentucky Derby. Far more than just a personal tale, My Racing Heart lets readers in on the wild culture and fabulous creatures that rise up around the racetrack.

Nan Mooney probes every aspect of the sport: the horses, jockeys, and trainers, the gambling and corruption, its ages-old history, and its forever offbeat society. She takes readers from the backstretch of a small-town track to the stands at Churchill Downs, from the mind of an intrepid gambler to the soul of a Thoroughbred. She explores how the sport itself, and the men and women who participate in it, flourish upon the principle that there are no sure things. My Racing Heart will speak to every horse lover, to every sports nut, and to everyone who cherishes the thrill of possibility or has ever craved a place to run wild. This unique and exquisite memoir perfectly captures the lure, the glory, and the heartbeat of the track.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mooney, Nan
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M0066ZC

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
0.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.72
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mooney, Nan
Published by Harper Collins 2003-01-01 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2003-01-01, 2003. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Softcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780060958084B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.68
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mooney, Nan
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060958081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mooney, Nan
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060958084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nan Mooney
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Nan Mooney was seven years old, she sat in her grandmother May-May s living room to watch her first horse race . And so began a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport. Part memoir, part journey into the compelling world of Thoroughbred horse racing, My Racing Heart gallops headlong into the wild culture and fabulous creatures that rise up around a racetrack. Nan Mooney looks at the horses, jockeys, and trainers; the gambling and corruption; and racing s age-old history and forever offbeat society. From the dusty backstretch at a small-town track to the stands at magnificent Churchill Downs, Nan Mooney captures the risks and the glory, the excitement and the passion, for horse lovers, sports fans, and anyone who has ever craved a place to run wild. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060958084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nan Mooney
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. When Nan Mooney was seven years old, she sat in her grandmother May-May s living room to watch her first horse race . And so began a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport. Part memoir, part journey into the compelling world of Thoroughbred horse racing, My Racing Heart gallops headlong into the wild culture and fabulous creatures that rise up around a racetrack. Nan Mooney looks at the horses, jockeys, and trainers; the gambling and corruption; and racing s age-old history and forever offbeat society. From the dusty backstretch at a small-town track to the stands at magnificent Churchill Downs, Nan Mooney captures the risks and the glory, the excitement and the passion, for horse lovers, sports fans, and anyone who has ever craved a place to run wild. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060958084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nan Mooney
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Nan Mooney was seven years old, she sat in her grandmother May-May s living room to watch her first horse race . And so began a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport. Part memoir, part journey into the compelling world of Thoroughbred horse racing, My Racing Heart gallops headlong into the wild culture and fabulous creatures that rise up around a racetrack. Nan Mooney looks at the horses, jockeys, and trainers; the gambling and corruption; and racing s age-old history and forever offbeat society. From the dusty backstretch at a small-town track to the stands at magnificent Churchill Downs, Nan Mooney captures the risks and the glory, the excitement and the passion, for horse lovers, sports fans, and anyone who has ever craved a place to run wild. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060958084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mooney, Nan
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060958084

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nan Mooney
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800609580841.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mooney, Nan
Published by It Books
ISBN 10: 0060958081 ISBN 13: 9780060958084
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060958081 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132261642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book