This Is Me by Ian Thorpe

This Is Me

By Ian Thorpe

  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
Score: 4
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‘Reveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool’ - Donald McRae, Guardian

By the age of 14, at a time when most boys are coming to terms with teenage life, Ian Thorpe was representing his country and becoming the youngest ever individual male world champion. The ‘Thorpedo’ was soon the most famous swimmer in the world, routinely picking up Olympic gold medals and setting record-breaking times. But behind the public face of success, there was the hardship of a life lived in the constant glare of media attention and rumour. As Thorpe continued to work for his fans, he hid away a secret battle against depression and was ushered into retirement at just 24 years of age. Raw, honest and compelling, Thorpe’s memoir brilliantly unveils the costs that sometimes come with unimaginable success.

‘Fans of his easy style are in for a shock with his book’ - Giles Hattersley, Sunday Times


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    By Thelma 13 oct 12
    Thank you Ian for sharing your story with us, as a spectator I had no idea what you put yourself through to achieve your goals and to do under so much pressure, it is an amazing story about a truly remarkable person. For anyone who has followed Ian Thorpes swimming career this is definite must read.