Lindsey Vonn in Conversation with Angela Duckworth

  • February 1, 2022

The former Olympian and author of Rise speaks virtually on Thurs., Feb. 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. (EST)!

Lindsey Vonn in Conversation with Angela Duckworth

A fixture in the American sports landscape for almost 20 years, Lindsey Vonn is a legend. With a career that spanned a transformation in how America recognizes and celebrates female athletes, Vonn — who retired in 2019 as the most-decorated American skier of all time — was in the vanguard of that change, helping blaze a trail for other world-class female athletes and reimagining what it meant to pursue speed at all costs.

In her new memoir, Rise, Vonn shares her incredible journey for the first time, going behind the scenes of an incredible life built around resilience and risk-taking. One of the most aggressive skiers ever, Vonn offers a fascinating glimpse into the relentless pursuit of her limits, a pursuit so focused on one-upping herself that she pushed her body past its breaking point as she achieved greatness.

While this iconic grit and perseverance helped her battle a catalog of injuries, these injuries came with a cost — physical, of course, but also mental. Vonn opens up in Rise about her decades-long depression and struggles with self-confidence, discussing candidly how her mental-health challenges influenced her career without defining her.

Hosted by East City Bookshop in Washington, DC. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

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