By Tim Morehouse

grasp fencing, grasp life.

From the scrappy underdog with the uneven, unconventional approach, to the Olympic Silver medalist competing opposed to the world’s most sensible, Tim Morehouse’s tale is one in every of grit, force, and perseverance. transforming into up in ny City’s Washington Heights on the top of the Eighties crack epidemic, Tim battled for reputation and popularity, merely to discover himself at a Division-III collage, the place he knew his power wasn’t being absolutely met. Returning to his previous stomping grounds after commencement, he taught for train for the USA till his night fencing trainings earned him sufficient foreign issues to scratch his means onto the U.S. Olympic Fencing workforce.

American Fencer is the not likely tale of a made up our minds early life, breaking out of his surroundings to stick to his dream. via unremitting mentors and a myriad of maxed-out charge cards, Morehouse unearths himself as a contradiction to his atmosphere. by no means becoming in, by no means feeling enough, his greatest conflict is with himself.

Morehouse makes use of fencing because the metaphor for all times; through overcoming his hindrances in fencing, he chanced on the braveness to use an identical easy methods to his personal existence. at the back of the masks, he should be an individual. He always feels a necessity to end up his self esteem: not just to others, yet to himself. “I learned there has been not anything to win or lose yet myself.” progressively he discovered that excuses make luck impossible.

Whether or no longer you’ve ever picked up a foil, an epée, or a saber, Tim’s tale speaks to we all who anticipated to at least one day locate that means in our profession, in our existence, in our ambitions. 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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