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US Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard Releases Memoir

9th April 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Beard shares her story about growing up in the Olympic spotlight in her brand new memoir, In the Water They Can't See You Cry.
 
The book reveals the truth about her struggle with depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other issues, despite her incredible success in the pool and what seemed to be a "perfect" life.
 
 
"It is sensitively written, and its portrait of a young girl swept almost against her will into a life she wasn't prepared for is moving and full of key life lessons." - Booklist Review
 
Amanda Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the age of 14 and immediately caught America's attention. At one point in her career, she was the most downloaded female athlete on the Internet. Her story of athletic accomplishments and personal battles continue to be an inspiration to sports fans and young adults worldwide.

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