Fast Girl

Fast Girl
  • Author : Suzy Favor Hamilton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-09-14
  • ISBN : 9780062346216

Fast Girl Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.

Summary of Fast Girl

Summary of Fast Girl
  • Author : A Book a Day
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2016-09-29
  • ISBN : 1539123391

Summary of Fast Girl Book Review:

Warning This is an independent addition to Fast Girl, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTION GENERAL SUMMARY Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness is a non-fiction telling of Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton's struggle with bipolar disorder. In an effort to share her story, this book details nearly thirty years of experiences-ups, downs, and everything in between-of a woman who lived her life pulling through anxiety, depression, mania, and the negligent social stigma of mental illness in the 1980's. SETTING This story takes place in several different locations, the central ones being Madison, Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Nevada. These two cities tell polar tales-one of a wholesome, loving life of an Olympic runner and mother, and another of a high-risk, adventurous escort fulfilling her fantasies. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Fast Girl

Fast Girl
  • Author : Abookaday
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2016-08-20
  • ISBN : 1535281677

Fast Girl Book Review:

Warning: This is an independent addition to Fast Girl, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTIONGENERAL SUMMARYFast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness is a non-fiction telling of Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton's struggle with bipolar disorder. In an effort to share her story, this book details nearly thirty years of experiences-ups, downs, and everything in between-of a woman who lived her life pulling through anxiety, depression, mania, and the negligent social stigma of mental illness in the 1980's. SETTINGThis story takes place in several different locations, the central ones being Madison, Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Nevada. These two cities tell polar tales-one of a wholesome, loving life of an Olympic runner and mother, and another of a high-risk, adventurous escort fulfilling her fantasies. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Fast Track

Fast Track
  • Author : Suzy Favor-Hamilton,Jose Antonio, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2004-07-14
  • ISBN : 1594860130

Fast Track Book Review:

As she prepares for the 2004 Summer Olympics, our best hope for middle-distance gold tells young women runners where they go wrong--and shares the training and nutrition secrets that put her own career on the fast track Suzy Favor-Hamilton is the premier female middle-distance runner in the United States, whose many honors include 6 U.S. National Championships, 9 NCAA Titles, and 4 Big Ten Athlete of the Year Awards (now called the Suzy Favor award). In this book, she teams up with Jose Antonio, Ph.D., one of the pre-eminent exercise and sports nutrition scientists in the country, to show young female runners how to improve at their favorite sport. Currently there are 4.6 million women in the United States who run 100 days or more each year. In Fast Track they will discover: - How much, how hard, and when to train (and rest) - The pros and cons of strength training, cross-training, stretching, and other non-running exercises - How to avoid the top ten mistakes runners usually make - Why Suzy's diet program is very different than is generally recommended-and how this program has led to dramatic improvements in her running and in her life off the track Suzy's real-world experience competing at the highest level in athletics combined with Dr. Antonio's in-depth knowledge of exercise and nutrition science will make this book a 'must read' for all female runners-both competitive and recreational-who want to go faster, play harder, and minimize the risk of injury.

The Woman in the Lake

The Woman in the Lake
  • Author : Nicola Cornick
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2019-02-26
  • ISBN : 9781488096778

The Woman in the Lake Book Review:

From the bestselling author of House of Shadows and The Phantom Tree comes a spellbinding tale of jealousy, greed, plotting and revenge—part history, part mystery—for fans of Kate Morton, Susanna Kearsley and Barbara Erskine London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before. Three months later, Lord Gerard stands at the shoreline of the lake, looking down at a woman wearing the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this was not his intended victim… 250 Years Later… When a gown she stole from a historic home as a child is mysteriously returned to Fenella Brightwell, it begins to possess her in exactly the same way that it did as a girl. Soon the fragile new life Fen has created for herself away from her abusive ex-husband is threatened at its foundations by the gown’s power over her until she can't tell what is real and what is imaginary. As Fen uncovers more about the gown and Isabella’s story, she begins to see the parallels with her own life. When each piece of history is revealed, the gown—and its past—seems to possess her more and more, culminating in a dramatic revelation set to destroy her sanity.

Running in Silence

Running in Silence
  • Author : Rachael Steil
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 1734030100

Running in Silence Book Review:

Rachael Steil clocked in as an All-American collegiate runner; she became a girl clawing for a comeback on a fruitarian diet. This year-long struggle with raw food ended when she realized she had to find her self-respect beyond her identity as a successful runner on a perfect diet. Running in Silence opens the door on the secret world of eating disorders. It provides vital insights for those who don't suffer from this disorder and an honest and harrowing personal story for those who do. Steil challenges the stigma of eating disorders, looks past appearance, and dives into the heart of obsession.

Kinda Like Grace

Kinda Like Grace
  • Author : Ginger Sprouse
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2019-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781400207893

Kinda Like Grace Book Review:

The inspirational story of how a woman with a difficult past befriended a homeless man whose kind, life-affirming spirit taught her and their Texas community about forgiveness, humility, and the boundless love of God. Stopped at a familiar Houston intersection on her way to work, Ginger Sprouse watched the homeless man pacing the garbage-strewn ground in his bare feet. Compelled to pull over and say hello, she was drawn to his exuberant joy and infectious smile. Over the next few months, she would learn that Victor, who was mentally disabled, had been returning to that spot because it was the last place he had seen his mother--three years earlier. Motivated by her faith and their deepening friendship, Ginger set out to help Victor, creating Facebook and GoFundMe pages to raise funds for Victor's medications, clothing, and food. When it became clear that he could not live safely on his own, she and her family took a leap of faith and offered him a permanent place in their family. What Ginger learned from Victor about forgiveness, humility, and love changed her forever. Kinda Like Grace is a powerful reminder that seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome, that we all deserve second chances, and that each of us has a limitless capacity to love our neighbors, no matter how different from us they may appear to be.

Find Her

Find Her
  • Author : Lisa Gardner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2016-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780698404229

Find Her Book Review:

Lisa Gardner's runaway New York Times bestseller—a fast-paced thrill ride featuring Detective D. D. Warren. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home. When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Manic

Manic
  • Author : Terri Cheney
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061747281

Manic Book Review:

An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life—and concealing a pharmacy’s worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In explosive bursts of prose that mirror the devastating mania and extreme despair of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder—it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.

The Internet President

The Internet President
  • Author : P.G. Sundling
  • Publisher : Adaptonium
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2019-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781948786010

The Internet President Book Review:

--Winner "Cross Genre" Category 2018 American Fiction Awards-- [Audiobook narrated by Grammy-winning Stefan Rudnicki and award-winning Gabrielle De Cuir.] Part wacky adventure, part political thriller, this unconventional story will keep you guessing. "One of the most original and creative stories I have read in a very long time." --Goodreads reader with over 1,500 ratings! James Wong built a billion-dollar software company with childhood friend Maria Cortez, but a shady investor stole their company. In a video game, James would defeat the villain with a power-up. Maria tells him there aren't power-ups in real life, but James finds the ultimate power-up watching TV in a bar: become president. Making important life decisions in a bar, what could go wrong? Could a non-politician change their name to None of the Above and get elected president? When James and Maria land their own reality TV show, they try to answer that question. They must uncover secrets about their company and themselves, as the world falls apart around them. It will take every ounce of Maria's strength and every crazy idea James can muster to get their company back. Can they survive the chaos of reality TV, the corruption of Washington, and the dark forces aligned against them? Background: When I began writing the book in 2014, I was afraid that many of my ridiculous subplots, like a presidential candidate with his own reality TV show, were too hard to believe. Then Trump ran for president, and the book became more plausible by the day. When events similar to my book began to happen during the 2016 election cycle, it got so weird that I stopped reading the news. When I went back later to research the "Fact Versus Fiction" section after the ending, I found even more events similar to the book had happened. What readers are saying: "More funny moments than last 20 books I've read before this book." "A thriller in every meaning of the word. If you enjoy action books at all, or if you just want some form of fictional closure on the baffling mess that was the 2016 election, I cannot recommend this book highly enough." -- Official Review, Online Book Club (4 out of 4 stars rating) "The story keeps you guessing and in the third act the intrigue and politics give way to a conclusion full of heart-pounding action." "There's a surprise around every corner--be prepared to laugh, cry and for your heart to race." "Thrilling pacing and breakthrough concepts leaves the reader seared in thought." "Amazingly captures the new political landscape that is forming day-by-day. Fans of political thrillers, conspiracy theories, or those looking for a satirical escape from the dreary news that we see every day will certainly enjoy The Internet President: None of the Above" -- Official Review, Thriller Magazine (5 out of 5 stars rating and a finalist for International Thriller Award)

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition
  • Author : David J. Miklowitz
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2019-02-21
  • ISBN : 9781462537273

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition Book Review:

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781101573082

Let's Pretend This Never Happened Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

Mindful Running

Mindful Running
  • Author : Mackenzie L. Havey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2017-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781472944870

Mindful Running Book Review:

Discover how mindfulness can enhance your running and make you a happier, more fulfilled person. By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails. Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health. Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2012-11-13
  • ISBN : 9780141975351

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness Book Review:

'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

The Las Vegas Madam

The Las Vegas Madam
  • Author : Jami Rodman
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-12-11
  • ISBN : 0996568204

The Las Vegas Madam Book Review:

Winterdance

Winterdance
  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 0156001454

Winterdance Book Review:

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

Kali: Raunchy Relived (The Cartel Publications Presents)

Kali: Raunchy Relived (The Cartel Publications Presents)
  • Author : T. Styles
  • Publisher : The Cartel Publications
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2015-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780996209908

Kali: Raunchy Relived (The Cartel Publications Presents) Book Review:

What did Kalive Miller do now? Blindfolded and bound, Kali and two strangers are abducted and thrown in the back of a van, which makes a trip to their unmarked graves. As life flashes before Kali’s eyes, we meet Bernice Davenport, his young gullible mother and Rufus Miller, his deranged, sex craved father. After refusing to follow the rules under her mother’s reign, Bernice is thrown out on the streets. Homeless, she believes her troubles are over when she meets Rufus who offers her a place to stay. However this gift comes with many secrets and before long she learns that he is far from sane. Wanting to escape his dangerous mood swings, her world is rocked when she discovers she’s pregnant and needs the savage even more. Growing up tough is an understatement for young Kalive. As a teenager he learns to fend for himself despite not having an ideal childhood. Just when things get bad tragedy strikes again and a monster is born. Kali: Raunchy Relived explores how one of the vilest character’s T. Styles has ever written came to be. Raunchy fans are in for a twisted treat.

The Girl Before

The Girl Before
  • Author : JP Delaney
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2017-01-24
  • ISBN : 9780385686921

The Girl Before Book Review:

This instant New York Times bestseller, in the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife and Gone Girl, is an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune and another woman's mysterious fate through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death and deception. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive--and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Candy Girl

Candy Girl
  • Author : Diablo Cody
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2005-12-29
  • ISBN : 9781101216798

Candy Girl Book Review:

Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn’t take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill. This is Diablo’s captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen’s clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer’s keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.

100 Things Wisconsin Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Wisconsin Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
  • Author : Jesse Temple,Barry Alvarez
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781633196537

100 Things Wisconsin Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die Book Review:

With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Badgers fan should know. This guide to all things Badgers covers football and basketball (and even a little hockey), including the Barry Alvarez years, Camp Randall Stadium and the tradition of Jump Around, and the Bo Ryan era. Jesse Temple has collected every essential piece of Badgers knowledge and trivia, including the 1941 NCAA Championship and 1994 Rose Bowl victory, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.