Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness

Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The former heart distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the 1st time approximately her conflict with psychological sickness, and the way mania managed and forced her in festival, but in addition in lifestyles. this can be a heartbreakingly sincere but hopeful memoir similar to Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

During the Nineties, three-time Olympian Suzy prefer Hamilton used to be the darling of yank song and box. a good runner, an important activities clothing spokesperson, and a fortunately married spouse, she used to be the version for an energetic, fit, and healthy existence. yet her ideal facade masked a dismal fact: manic melancholy and bipolar illness that drove her obsession to accomplish and win. For years after leaving the song, Suzy wrestled along with her , in addition to the lack of an in depth good friend, conflicted emotions approximately motherhood and her marriage, and lingering disgrace approximately her athletic profession. After a misdiagnosis and a advice for drugs that purely exacerbated her mania and made her hypersexual, Suzy launched into a brand new direction, and assumed a brand new id. Fueled by way of a newfound self assurance, a sense of power and independence and a hope she couldn’t tamp down, she turned a steeply-priced escort in Las Vegas, operating as “Kelly.”

But Suzy couldn't maintain her double existence a mystery perpetually. whilst it used to be ultimately uncovered, it despatched her right into a reckless suicidal interval the place your best option appeared out. ultimately, with the aid of her committed husband, Suzy eventually acquired the right kind clinical support she wanted. during this startling frank memoir, she recounts the adventure to outrun her demons, revealing how a girl used to bodily controlling her physique realized to come back to phrases together with her volatile brain. it's the tale of a how a best competitor scored her most crucial victory of all—reclaiming her lifestyles from the ravages of an untreated psychological sickness. this present day, because of prognosis, treatment, Kelly has stepped into the shadows, yet Suzy is construction a greater existence, sooner or later at a time. Sharing her tale, Suzy is decided to elevate information, supply knowing, and supply concept to others dealing with their very own challenges.

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