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    DescriptionAt 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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    Title
    In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amanda Beard, By (author) Rebecca Paley, Narrator Tavia Gilbert
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452607245
    ISBN 10: 1452607249
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSSC
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000, SPO043000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    DC22: 797.2/1092
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 797.21092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV838.B386 A3 2012C
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, DNBS, SPC, SCBB, DNBS1
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    16 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    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 multiple Audie Award nominee and "AudioFile" Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. She has narrated over two hundred multicast and solo voice audiobooks.
    Review quote
    "Gilbert's performance conveys that Beard is not only an Olympian but also a human being who faces choices everyday and has highs and lows just like the rest of us." ---AudioFile