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Godspeed: A Memoir

Raw and poeticlean and ferocious. The New York TimesI swim for every chance to get wastedafter every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over itit seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the only thing that makes sense.At fifteen, Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world. She is also an alcoholic, isolated from her family, and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her.Driven to compete at the highest levels, sent far away from home to train with the best coaches and teams, she finds herself increasingly alone and alienated, living a life of cheap hotels and chlorine-worn skin, anonymous sexual encounters and escalating drug use. Even at what should be a moment of triumphcompeting at age sixteen in the 1996 Olympicsshe is an outsider looking in, procuring drugs for Olympians she hardly kn...

Title : Godspeed: A Memoir
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ISBN : 9781501135750
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 pages
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Godspeed: A Memoir Reviews

  • Meg

    What did I just read? Why is it over? What? Have I told you lately that I wish I was tall enough to be a menswear model? Taller than the moon, and fluently French-speaking.

  • Desiree Fernandez

    Legler is painting with words— her writer’s hand is so unique and beautiful. This book is both tragic and stunning— it’s one of those books that you’ll want to read from cover to cover immediately. I’m anxiously awaiting the next thing she writes!