By Tim Morehouse
From the scrappy underdog with the uneven, unconventional procedure, to the Olympic Silver medalist competing opposed to the world’s most sensible, Tim Morehouse’s tale is one in all grit, force, and perseverance. transforming into up in long island City’s Washington Heights on the top of the Eighties crack epidemic, Tim battled for attractiveness and popularity, merely to discover himself at a Division-III collage, the place he knew his capability wasn’t being totally met. Returning to his outdated stomping grounds after commencement, he taught for train for the United States till his night fencing trainings earned him adequate overseas issues to scratch his means onto the U.S. Olympic Fencing staff.
American Fencer is the not likely tale of a decided formative years, breaking out of his setting to persist with his dream. via unremitting mentors and a myriad of maxed-out charge cards, Morehouse reveals himself as a contradiction to his atmosphere. by no means becoming in, by no means feeling enough, his largest conflict is with himself.
Morehouse makes use of fencing because the metaphor for all times; by means of overcoming his hindrances in fencing, he chanced on the braveness to use a similar how to his personal existence. in the back of the masks, he may be someone. He regularly feels a necessity to turn out his self esteem: not just to others, yet to himself. “I discovered there has been not anything to win or lose yet myself.” progressively he discovered that excuses make good fortune impossible.
Whether or now not you’ve ever picked up a foil, an epée, or a saber, Tim’s tale speaks to we all who anticipated to 1 day locate that means in our occupation, in our lifestyles, in our objectives. This memoir doesn’t dance round the undeniable fact that occasionally existence is a struggle—it proves that via self-discipline and tough paintings, those goals are attainable.
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