In the Water They Can't See You Cry

In the Water They Can't See You Cry

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful career, recounting how she hid her struggles from her loved ones before seeking help and finding renewal in the birth of her son.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451644371
Branch Call Number: 797.21092 BEARD
Characteristics: 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Paley, Rebecca


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Apr 02, 2013

I just had a huge biography project to do on a person of choice, and I chose Amanda Beard after my friend did as well. At first, I thought it would be rather boring, but it actually is perfect to talk about in school. It has like stuff against peer pressure, drug use, and depression. A pretty good book for a project! And also, her life is pretty interesting and totally exposes the truth about the ugly world of fame.

Aug 09, 2012

I thought this was an interesting book. It definitely explores the dark side of athletic competitiveness.

Jul 18, 2012

Who would put their child through this? It begs us as a society to look at the dark side of Olympic training and what does it really mean...

nkontrol Jun 04, 2012

This book was totally corny. The perfect girl with the perfect family, the perfect life, all to nearly lose it all because she craved to be a lap dog.

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Jul 12, 2015

Tells the story of how Amanda Beard first got involved in swimming and her experiences going to the Olympics. Talks about her struggles in school, life outside the pool and her family life. She talks about how swimming was a refuge for her from some of the problems she had in her social life and also at times how much work it was and it created its own set of problems.


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