Find A Way

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At the age of nine, Nyad asked her mother about Cuba. Her mother responded “You can’t see it but it’s so close you could almost swim there.” Her prophetic words created desire to fulfill that light hearted sentence. After five attempts, Nyad completed this impossible task at the incredible age of sixty-four. Her life has been a succession of record breaking and marathon swims. It takes the first few chapters before the book becomes interesting and well written. The reader is well advised to stick with it for a truly inspirational story. After a few chapters, Nyad’s journalism roots show: she is a very good writer. The arduous training and rigors of marathon swimming make for a very interesting story. It doesn’t totally answer the question of why extreme athletes attempt incredible feats but clearly it is a compulsion. For the fifth attempt, Nyad had to get her team to once again believe in her and support her efforts. She could not give up on her dream.

Whether or not, you are an extreme athlete, a swimmer or wishing to read an inspiring story, you will want to read this book.

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Author Diana Nyad
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 308 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2015-Oct-20
ISBN 9780385353618
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Issue February 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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