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Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface
Release Date: August, 2008
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Eight medals, including six gold and two bronze. Michael Phelps used the Olympic Games in Athens as his breakout event. Already known in the swimming world for the summer of 2003 when he set seven world records in 41 days, Michael’s record-tying medal haul made him a mainstream name. He’s well on his way to his ambitious goal of "changing the sport of swimming," but despite Michael’s pre-eminence in the pool, his story is not a swimming diary but a tale of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence. Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface is a first-person account of Michael's journey to manhood and Olympic glory—from a toddler who was afraid to put his face in the water to a student overcoming an attention deficit disorder to a son dealing with his parents’ divorce to a brother who watched an older sister narrowly miss making the Olympic team to the athlete who carried his nation’s hopes on his shoulders in Athens, and delivered against such high expectations.
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Posted by K. Choy on 8/28/2008
As soon as I received the book in the mail, I started reading it instantly. This book talks about his beginnings from a child, to the olympics in Athens. I felt I was with him at every step of the way to his stardom, while he describes his trials, feelings, innocence, growing up and messing up, learning through out his journey. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone.
Posted by Arumi Tuyub España on 10/17/2007
I think is a nice book, for the fans of Michael Phelps is really good, he shares important aspects of his life and is very interesting to see what this kid has overcome to be the best swimer in the world.
Posted by Jason L. Read on 7/21/2007
An excellent book with an inside look at the Olympic dream.
Very well written and inspiring.
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