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Comments by susan on Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 01:11 IP Logged
Wondering if you offer any book group discussion questions??Thanks, Susan

Comments by Susan on Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 01:09 IP Logged
Laura, I have just started Seabiscuit and am enjoying it very much. We picked it for my bookclub. I am the moderator and was wondering if you offer any questions or discussion pointers?? Thanks. Susan
Chicago, Il USA

Comments by Joe DeLuca on Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 00:29 IP Logged
Though the book itself speaks for the research and work undertaken,Ms. Hillenbrand need only look in the mirror to understand the heart and courage of Mr. Pollard,Mr.Smith,Mr.Howard and, of course, The Biscuit.
Las Vegas, Nv USA

Comments by Edward Lonky on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 08:38 IP Logged
Laura: I cannot ever remember a book leaving such an imprint on me as your story of Seabiscuit has. It's been a couple of months since I've read this most wonderful book, and not a day goes by that I don't think of the 'Biscuit' and his story. As I spend time with my own horses I can see the gleam in their eyes that reminds me of your descriptions. Thank you for writing the most memorable book I have ever read. By the way I have also become addicted to E-Bay, bidding on all the Seabiscuit memorabilia I can find. Best regards, Ed Lonky
Oswego, NY USA

Comments by Cher Renke on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 06:51 IP Logged
Laura... I hope you do read these! I just finished the book... and it was th efirst book that has ever made me cry in joy, and in sorrow. It was wrote so amazingly... it put you right there with Red, and Smith... I could picture all of it. It was on eof those that is so hard to put down at night. I am a horse lover of course... I was one of those little girls who loved horses from birth, and grew up on the Black Stallion series. But your book... I just want to know more, and see more of those news clippings. I have been to Santa Anita... but didn't know about it's history. Now I want to go back to see the scultpures. Just amazed... thank you so much for telling this story! Even the website brought tears to my eyes... if only I could have seen one of those races! Thanks so much again!! Cher
Longmont, CO USA

Comments by Michael Ciampoli on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 06:05 IP Logged
Dear Laura Hillenbrand: I purchased your book and began reading, and couldn't put it down. As a fan of racing and an owner and now breeder, it was very enjoyable. I had heard of Seabiscuit, but had no idea of his story. Thank you for writing it and I can't wait for the movie!!!
Lincroft, NJ USA

Comments by Stanley Cohen on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 05:29 IP Logged
Dear Laura Hillenbrand; I enjoyed reading "Seabiscuit." As a fan of Thouroughbred racing and an author of several sports books myself, I could help but wonder why you omitted citing the odds on Seabiscuit's big races. Certainly it would have been informative to know whether he went off odds-on or as a short favorite, or as a long shot on occasion. I doubt that it is something you overlooked, and I am curious to know why you chose not to include it. Cordially, Stanley Cohen
Tomkins Cove, NY USA

Comments by Stanley Cohen on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 05:29 IP Logged
Dear Laura Hillenbrand; I enjoyed reading "Seabiscuit." As a fan of Thouroughbred racing and an author of several sports books myself, I could help but wonder why you omitted citing the odds on Seabiscuit's big races. Certainly it would have been informative to know whether he went off odds-on or as a short favorite, or as a long shot on occasion. I doubt that it is something you overlooked, and I am curious to know why you chose not to include it. Cordially,
Tomkins Cove, NY USA

Comments by CaLudia on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 04:41 IP Logged
I heard from a really good friend of mine that the book is really great and all.Now i wanna go out and buy it and find time to read it.Cuz im a very busy person and all I know ill have time for an excellent book as this.Have a nice day and God Bless.
Ridgefield Pk, NJ USA

Comments by wmwsmith on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 03:41 IP Logged
I am a 57 yr old ortho surgeon and not a racing fan. I stayed up all night reading your book. The last book that grabbed me like that was the Godfather. Thanks for a great read.
waterloo, ne USA

Comments by Nikki Rainey on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 02:19 IP Logged
Reading is a great treasure of a hobby for me and maybe one out of 10 books leaves me holding the book at the end hoping that more text will suddenly appear. Thank you for this wonderful story. I actually stopped reading it at night while crawled up in bed because the race descriptions got my adrenaline pumping so hard I could not drop off to sleep. Every page held insight and emotion. It's on to my mother and sister in Baltimore with strict instructions that it comes back to reside in my library. God bless you.
Greenville,, SC

Comments by Shannon Sims on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 00:36 IP Logged
This book was a Christmas present from my husband, and I am not exaggerating when I say it is one of the most splendid Christmas gifts I have ever received. I am an avid reader, and this book is one of the most moving, captivating and phenomenal books I have ever read. Ms. Hellenbrand, please write something else!!! Your ability to bring this entire era to life, from the global perspective, all the way down to the individuals caught in this time, was incredible. I can't stop thinking about Seabiscuit and I am begging my husband to read the book, so we can talk about it. I truly think every day about the wonderful story you have brought to life for us. Thank you for this book.
Austin, TX USA

Comments by Lewis Ostrand on Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 00:09 IP Logged
Dear Laura: I just finished listening to the 4 tape audio cassette book narrated by Campbell Scott. It is really well done and this story is just fantastic. Wish my father and grandfather were here to listen to this fabulous story with me.
Lincoln, Ne USA

Comments by PJ Scheese on Friday, March 01, 2002 at 09:40 IP Logged
I just finished reading "Seabiscuit, an American Legend" and was so moved that I needed to thank you for sending me back in time. I savored every bit of this book. Only being 15 minutes away from Fairhill, MD I live in the heart of horse country and spend many of my days trail riding on my own Thoroughbred and exracehorse, Tommy. Horses are either in your blood or they're not, and a horse lover can never explain to a non-horse lover the feeling one gets being around the animals. I can't even imagine the endless research you must have done to bring this story alive for your readers. From one horse lover to another, thank you so very much for this wonderful read!
Oxford, PA USA

Comments by Toni Murray on Friday, March 01, 2002 at 06:26 IP Logged
This is the most wonderful book I have ever read! Thank you
Roscoe, Il USA

Comments by Mack Farr on Friday, March 01, 2002 at 03:02 IP Logged
Laura: I am retired now living not too far from your birthplace in Herndon, Va. My wife gave this book shortly after it was published and I have finally read it on today 1 March 2002. I have always had a fondness for horses. In 1994 I experienced cancer and found the only way I could lose myself is to go to the Maryland tracks and handicap races with A Form. We have enjoyed the racetracks including Del Mar, Santa Anita, and Keeneland. I especially like Keeneland and the fact that you can visit the barns and watch workouts without restrictions. My daughter was killed in the awful accident at the Pentagon on 9/11. Her husband has established a foundation for her at "www.shelleysfoundation.org". This book gives me a better appreciation for the owners, trainers,jockeys and the life around racetracks. Thanks so much and may God walk with you down the path of life. Mack Farr
Herndon, Va USA

Comments by Jack Sheppard on Friday, March 01, 2002 at 01:00 IP Logged
Received Seabiscuit as a birhtday present and don't know when I've enjoyed a book more. Could hear the crowds, learned the tricks of the trade, learned about jockeys, trainers, owners, and a great collection of track personalities. Thanks so much for providing me (and many others) which such a exciting, warm, and truly entertaing book. I look forward to the movies and will check the library for future works by such a gifted writer.
Westerville, Oh USA

Comments by Carolyn Krieg on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 07:50 IP Logged
Dear Laura, Thank you for a superb read. I was given a gorgeous (so gorgeous I could not refuse) uncontrollable ex-racer 5 years ago who has become a near saint. You added to my understanding of his history and his ability. I am an artist and I tell all my friends to read your book so they can understand a bit of my passion for this beast. There is a pix of him on my website and I use him in my work: "Volt," for example. Thank you again.
Seattle, Wa USA

Comments by Colleen on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 06:28 IP Logged
I am now reading the book Seabiscuit. I think it's great. My favorite racehorse of all times is Man O' War and as soon as i found out (a while ago) that Seabiscuit is Big Red's decendnt, i became interested in hearing and learning about him. I want to be a jockey and when i am 16 i will apply for my aprentince lisence and i hope i get to ride a horse with Man O' War and Seabiscuit's blood and will. Thanks for the book!
King of Prussia, PA USA

Comments by Marian S. Sengel on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 03:01 IP Logged
Dear Laura Hillenbrand, YOU have won the Triple Crown with SEABISCUIT! Your superb writing took this reader every furlong of the way as you so skillfully wove all the strands of those many stories into one magnificent biography. Your work has made our world a better place.Thank you for this marvelous gift of faith,hope and love. Marian S. Sengel
Alexandria, Va. USA

Comments by Marian S. Sengel on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 02:54 IP Logged
Dear Laura Hillenbrand,
Alexandria, Va USA

Comments by Partho Roy on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 09:35 IP Logged
This was a phenomenal book. It is so in-demand here in horse-loving Maryland, that the Baltimore County Public Library System can't keep any copies on the shelves...all forty of them! The book-on-tape version is quite good as well. It'll make a horse-racing enthusiast out of any reader.
Baltimore, MD USA

Comments by Elisabeth Lundberg-Karlsson on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 03:02 IP Logged
Dear Laura, By now I have finished my translation of Seabiscuit into Swedish. There is just some prrofreading before I send it to the publisher. I have found explanations to all my questions. I understand that you are busy with other things, such as the film for example. There is only one question that remains. In the Notes, you use the abbreviations SB and FD. I just want to know what they stand for, so I know if I shall keep them or translate them into Swedish. I would be very grateful to get an answer. Best wishes, Elisabeth Lundberg-Karlsson
Gnesta, Sweden

Comments by Steve Alpert on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 07:47 IP Logged
Dear Ms Hillenbrand, Your book was one of the best books I have ever read. Thank you for the most wonderful reading experience I have had since I can't remember when. The way you captured the miracle of Seabiscuit grabbed my heart and soul in a profound way. I'm not even a racing fan but I do love animals, and I gravitated to your feeling for the horses and the men who worked with them. I felt as if I was actually in every race you described, magnificent! I bawled like a baby at the end at the unraveling of the lucky few who were graced to be involved with Seabiscuit. Pure poetry. Your gift to the world in this book is major life achievement and I stand here in standing ovation for you with tears running down my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Steve Alpert
New York, NY USA

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