Reviews

A selection of reviews of Vera Koo’s memoir, The Most Unlikely Champion.

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Online Book Club Review (Q4): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Online Book Club Review (Q4): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Review by quaintrelle4, Published Oct 7, 2020 Within the journey of life flows the inevitable stream of woes and hardships bifurcating into two distinct paths: the fall, where you give up and allow the challenges of life to crush you down and the rise, where you see...

Online Book Club Review (JS): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Online Book Club Review (JS): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Review by Jerry Shaphan, Published Mar 16, 2020 The Most Unlikely Champion is a memoir by Vera Koo assisted by writer Justin Pahl. Raised in traditional Chinese values, Vera recounts her experiences as she rose in a male-dominated sport, sport-shooting. She also...

Lessons from “The Most Unlikely Champion” – Vera Koo

Lessons from “The Most Unlikely Champion” – Vera Koo

Jennifer Hansen’s review of Vera Koo’s memoir aptly describes Vera’s life – on and off the shooting range. If you don’t know Vera Koo, you may meet her here, and if you want to know more about her, buy her book. ~BB “Champions” are thought to be young, robust...

Online Book Club Review (CH): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Online Book Club Review (CH): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Review by Chocoshiba, Published Mar 23, 2020 This book is written by Justin Pahl, who met Vera Koo in December 2014 and she tells him her story about family and business, success and failure. Vera Koo also told her achievements are because of God's Grace and her faith...

Online Book Club Review (AL): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Online Book Club Review (AL): ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Review by andrewslizzy43, Published April 2, 2020 I truly, truly loved this book. In her memoir, The Most Unlikely Champion, decorated sport shooter Vera Koo continues her trailblazing legacy with a story peppered with tidbits of wisdom and thoughtfully layered with...

Getting to Know Vera Koo: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Getting to Know Vera Koo: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

I recently came onboard at Women’s Outdoor News, and one of my first clients was Vera Koo. To better understand, and therefore better connect and work for her, I decided to read her memoir, The Most Unlikely Champion.  I was already familiar with Koo’s reputation...

BlueInk Review: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

BlueInk Review: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Vera Koo—professional sport shooter and eight-time winner of the women’s National Rifle Association (NRA) Bianchi Cup—relates how her unwavering focus, determination and faith in Jesus enabled her to conquer the biggest challenges of her life. Born and raised in Hong...

Hollywood Book Reviews: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Hollywood Book Reviews: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Reviewed by: Anthony Avina. The American entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe Herd once said, “Feminism is not about girl power. It is about equal power.” In authors Vera Koo’s and Justin Pahl’s book, The Most Unlikely Champion: A Memoir, the authors explores this concept by...

Kirkus Reviews: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Kirkus Reviews: ‘The Most Unlikely Champion’

Published April 9, 2019 A woman recounts how she conquered the male-dominated world of competitive shooting in this debut memoir. Koo does not fit the usual profile of an expert pistol shooter. Her race, gender, and age all make her something of an outlier, but this...