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

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

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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Favor Hamilton, Suzy
Dewey number
  • 796.42092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV1061.15.F39
LC item number
A3 2015eab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nan McNamara and Suzy Favor Hamilton
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
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/9D1D38DE-1576-4B4E-9635-6E3DCC1975E6/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=3BA9FDFC-2796-4178-BA8F-42AB14A798BD
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Feeling Like Flying -- Perfect -- Go Badgers -- I'm Going to Marry Him -- Chasing Gold -- Real Life -- A Diagnosis -- What Happens in Vegas -- Exploration -- A Wake-Up Call -- Double Life -- ATF -- Becoming Kelly -- I Know Who You Are -- Extreme -- Marriage of Convenience -- Numb -- Marry Me -- Who I Really Am -- The Smoking Gun -- Exposure
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 01 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062395337
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • 4665166
  • ocn921304631
  • (OCoLC)921304631
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Fast girl : a life spent running from madness, Suzy Favor Hamilton
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/9D1D38DE-1576-4B4E-9635-6E3DCC1975E6/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=3BA9FDFC-2796-4178-BA8F-42AB14A798BD
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Feeling Like Flying -- Perfect -- Go Badgers -- I'm Going to Marry Him -- Chasing Gold -- Real Life -- A Diagnosis -- What Happens in Vegas -- Exploration -- A Wake-Up Call -- Double Life -- ATF -- Becoming Kelly -- I Know Who You Are -- Extreme -- Marriage of Convenience -- Numb -- Marry Me -- Who I Really Am -- The Smoking Gun -- Exposure
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 01 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062395337
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • 4665166
  • ocn921304631
  • (OCoLC)921304631
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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