" FABIEN LEFEVRE is the most accomplished cross discipline slalom paddler of all time, having won the World Championships in both kayak single(K1) and canoe single(C1), as well as winning a World silver medal in canoe double(C2), and a medal in the Olympic Games in 2004 (bronze) and 2008 (silver).


In this book, renowned slalom author and coach Bill Endicott crowns the remarkable Lefèvre “The King of Slalomia”, and engages the mercurial, inspirational Fabien in a lively dialogue about his life in slalom racing. Endicott and Lefèvre touch on many aspects of the elite athlete’s unyielding drive for

excellence — everything from focus, to authenticity, to faith — and explore Fabien’s startling decision to leave France with his young family to start a new life in America, racing for the USA"





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William T. “Bill” Endicott was the personal coach of athletes who won 57 medals (27 of them gold), in overall World Cup, World Championship and Olympic competition.

He was one of the founders of the Canoe Slalom World Cup and was its first president for five years. 

He also coached in eight foreign countries and was a sports consultant to China, Britain, and Australia.

This is his seventh book on canoeing and kayaking. 

He also served for many years as an aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and then as the Director of Research and Analysis in the Clinton White House Office of Political Affairs. 

He has two degrees from Harvard University.

He was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

He is married to singer/songwriter Abigail "Abbie" Bingham Endicott.

They have one son, singer/songwriter, Sam.





Sandra Boynton is an American humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children's author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than fifty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and five music albums. Although she does not license her characters to be redrawn or adapted, she has herself designed – for various companies – calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys. 


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