The Resource Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton and Sarah Tomlinson

Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton and Sarah Tomlinson

Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness
Title
Fast girl
Title remainder
a life spent running from madness
Statement of responsibility
Suzy Favor Hamilton and Sarah Tomlinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A former Olympic athlete and high-end escort reveals her struggles with manic depression, exploring how mental illness both drove her competitively and painfully challenged her personal life
  • 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 and 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
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Favor Hamilton, Suzy
Dewey number
796.4252092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV1061.15.F39
LC item number
A3 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nan McNamara ; prologue and epilogue read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tomlinson, Sarah
  • McNamara, Nan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Favor Hamilton, Suzy
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Women runners
  • Prostitutes
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton and Sarah Tomlinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 2 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504647922
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
Set includes: 7 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZPbm2z
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966388
  • (OCoLC)919966388
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton and Sarah Tomlinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 2 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504647922
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
Set includes: 7 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZPbm2z
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn919966388
  • (OCoLC)919966388
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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