Fast Girl

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Sinopse

The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

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 a 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, 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.

Capítulos

  • 001 Fast Girl

    Duração: 38s
  • 002 Prologue

    Duração: 09min
  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duração: 27min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duração: 24min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duração: 19min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duração: 24min
  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duração: 49min
  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duração: 34min
  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duração: 26min
  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duração: 28min
  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duração: 27min
  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duração: 20min
  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duração: 20min
  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duração: 22min
  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duração: 23min
  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duração: 11min
  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duração: 15min
  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duração: 12min
  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duração: 08min
  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duração: 24min
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