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Fast girl [electronic resource] : A Life Spent Running from Madness. Suzy Favor Hamilton.

Hamilton, Suzy Favor. (Author). Hamilton, Suzy Favor. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062395337 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2015.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Suzy Favor Hamilton.
Summary, etc.: The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.During the 1990s, three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton was the darling of American track and field. An outstanding runner, a major sports apparel spokesperson, and a happily married wife, she was the model for an active, healthy, and wholesome life. But her perfect facade masked a dark truth: manic depression and bipolar disorder that drove her obsession to perform and win. For years after leaving the track, Suzy wrestled with her condition, as well as the loss of a close friend, conflicted feelings about motherhood and her marriage, and lingering shame about her athletic career. After a misdiagnosis and a recommendation for medication that only...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 226251 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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