Jump: A Memoir About Skating and Survival
For every athlete who wins the gold, there are dozens left behind. In Jump, Laura Zera takes on the exacting world of competitive figure skating, with her psychosis-stricken mother as her manager. Pushed to win and punished if she doesn’t, Zera ascends to the Canadian Nationals before she’s forced to flee her home at age 15 and find her own way. Jump is the story of not beating the odds on the ice, told through one athlete’s turbulent reckoning with her dreams and identity, her own mental illness, and, decades later, the mother she left.
- Genre: Memoir
- Publication: Manuscript available for acquisition