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Beneath the Surface - Libby Trickett Signed Copy

Paperback Published: 1st October 2019
ISBN: 9781760632823
Number Of Pages: 304

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The brave and inspiring memoir of one of Australian Swimming's Golden Girls, whose extraordinary achievements masked her private battles with anxiety and depression.

Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming. Winner of multiple Olympic gold medals and setter of world records, Libby wasn't just a champion, she was Australia's girl next door, the humble superstar from suburban Brisbane with the infectious grin and sunny nature.

Yet what we saw on the surface - the confidence, competitiveness and warmth that were her hallmarks - belied the very private battles she fought in her own head. Beneath the incredible achievements and that trademark smile, Libby suffered from crippling depression.

During her swimming career she managed to keep her demons more or less at bay, but when an injury forced her to retire in 2013 Libby was suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar world. With few, if any, qualifications to handle it, her self-doubts began to overwhelm her. The birth of her first baby added further complications to her fragile mental health, and she suffered intense postnatal depression. When she finally recognised the depression for what it was, and sought help for it, it was a major turning point in her life.

Libby's memoir is an extraordinarily candid, revealing and inspiring account of both her public life as one of our greatest swimming champions, and her struggle to overcome her mental health challenges.

About the Author

Libby Trickett OAM was a gold medallist at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She was the world record holder for the 100m freestyle. Libby is a 32 year old Mother of 1 from Townsville, QLD. She is married to fellow swimmer Luke Trickett. Libby retired from swimming in 2013 and now hosts the SCA Triple M Brisbane drive time show The Luke Bradman show with Libby Trickett and Dobbo.

ISBN: 9781760632823
ISBN-10: 1760632821
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st October 2019
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.44

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