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The Resource Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton ; [with Sarah Tomlinson]

Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton ; [with Sarah Tomlinson]

Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness
Title
Fast girl
Title remainder
a life spent running from madness
Statement of responsibility
Suzy Favor Hamilton ; [with Sarah Tomlinson]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 exacerbated her mania and made her hypersexual, Suzy embarked on a new path, and assumed a new identity. Fueled by a newfound confidence, a feeling of strength and independence and a desire she couldn't tamp down, she became a high-priced escort in Las Vegas, working as "Kelly." But Suzy could not keep her double life a secret forever. When it was eventually exposed, it sent her into a reckless suicidal period where the only option seemed out. Finally, with the help of her devoted husband, Suzy finally got the proper medical help she needed. In this startling frank memoir, she recounts the journey to outrun her demons, revealing how a woman used to physically controlling her body learned to come to terms with her unstable mind. It is the story of how a supreme competitor scored her most important victory of all -- reclaiming her life from the ravages of an untreated mental illness. Today, thanks to diagnosis and therapy, Kelly has stepped into the shadows, but Suzy is building a better life, one day at a time. Sharing her story, Suzy is determined to raise awareness, provide understanding, and offer inspiration to others coping with their own challenges
Summary
A former Olympic athlete and high-end escort reveals her struggles with manic depression, exploring how mental illness both drove her competitively and painfully challenged her personal life
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443380
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.42092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061.15.F39
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life spent running from madness
Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton ; [with Sarah Tomlinson]
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1509/2015028068-b.html
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Manic --A feeling like flying -- Perfect -- Go Badgers -- I'm going to marry him -- Chasing gold -- Real life -- A diagnosis -- What happens in Vegas -- Exploration -- A wake-up call -- Double life -- ATF -- Becoming Kelly -- I know who you are -- Extreme -- Marriage of convenience -- Numb -- Marry me -- Who I really am -- The smoking gun -- Exposure -- Epilogue: A work in progress
Control code
21057430
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780062346223
Lccn
2015028068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780062346223
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915135867
  • (OCoLC)915135867
Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton ; [with Sarah Tomlinson]
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1509/2015028068-b.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Manic --A feeling like flying -- Perfect -- Go Badgers -- I'm going to marry him -- Chasing gold -- Real life -- A diagnosis -- What happens in Vegas -- Exploration -- A wake-up call -- Double life -- ATF -- Becoming Kelly -- I know who you are -- Extreme -- Marriage of convenience -- Numb -- Marry me -- Who I really am -- The smoking gun -- Exposure -- Epilogue: A work in progress
Control code
21057430
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780062346223
Lccn
2015028068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780062346223
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915135867
  • (OCoLC)915135867

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