At the tender age of fourteen, Amanda Beard won two silvers and a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals and enjoying a lucrative modeling career on the side. Yet beneath her astonishing career, Beard felt unworthy of all her success, and suffered from clinical depression, anorexia, bulimia, cutting, and drug and alcohol abuse. However, 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. Sports fans, young women, and readers looking for inspiration will all be rewarded by this 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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