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In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir

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At the tender age of fourteen, Amanda Beard walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals, and enjoyed a lucrative modeling career on the side. At one point, she was the most downloaded female athlete on the Internet.

Yet despite her astonishing career and sex-symbol status, Amanda felt unworthy of all her success. Unaware that she was suffering from clinical depression, she hid the pain beneath a megawatt smile. With no other outlet for her feelings besides the pool, Amanda expressed her emotions through self-destructive behavior. In her late teens and twenties, she became bulimic, abused drugs and alcohol, and started cutting herself.

Her low self-esteem led to toxic relationships with high-profile men in the sports world. No one, not even her own parents and friends, knew about the turmoil she was going through. Only when she met her future husband, who discovered her cutting herself, did Amanda realize she needed help.

Through her renewed faith in herself; the love of her family; and finally the birth of her baby boy, Blaise, Amanda has transformed her life. In this book, she speaks frankly about her struggles with depression, the pressures to be thin, and the unhealthy relationships she confused for love. In the Water They Can't See You Cry is a raw, compelling story of a woman who gained the strength to live as bravely out of the water as she did in it.

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In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the new-found happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory.

About the Author

Amanda Beard is a seven-time Olympic medalist. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.Rebecca Paley is the coauthor of several books, including The Body Book for Boys, with Jonathan Mar.Tavia Gilbert, a six-time Audie Award nominee and multiple Earphones and Parent's Choice Award�winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. She has narrated over 250 multicast and single-voice audiobooks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452637242
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Beard, Amanda
Author:
Gilbert, Tavia
Author:
Paley, Rebecca
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120416
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb

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Biography » General
Biography » Rich and Famous
Biography » Sports
Biography » Women

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