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This Is MeReveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool Donald McRae GuardianBy 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 Thorpes memoir brilliantly unveils the costs that sometimes come with unimaginable successFans of his easy style are in for a shock with his book Giles Hattersley Sunday Times Great read Found it enlightening Yes he did not come out in the book and denied it however he wasn't ready and denial can be a strong thing Still great book

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Download This Is Me Epub ç Í Goproled ✓ [Download] ➵ This Is Me Author Ian Thorpe – Goproled.co.uk Reveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool Donald McRae GuardianBy the age of 14 at a time when most boys are coming to terms with teenage life Ian Thorpe was represen Reveals his poiReveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool Donald McRae GuardianBy 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 Thorpes memoir brilliantly unveils the costs that sometimes come with unimaginable successFans of his easy style are in for a shock with his book Giles Hattersley Sunday Times A sense of sadness on finishing this book Perhaps the tale of a career in decline is bound to be harder to sustain than that of a career in the ascendant Thorpe is a man of prodigious sporting talent and energy founding a charity when he was just 18 but his has also been a life fraught with challenges he's still only 30 Unfairly accused of drug use despite being an ardent campaigner against drugs in sport hounded over allegations about his sexuality and relentlessly scrutinized by predatory journalists throughout his career pressure which eventually contributed to his taking a retirement from which he has now emerged And it is this re emergence which forms the substance of the book But alongside athletic success Thorpe suffered from depression something he kept secret from the public even from his family instead seeking comfort in alcoholThe book is subtitled `This is Me' and it is what drives him what sustains him which would be really interesting Instead the central section of the book is a rather bland catalogue of training and competitions It is sadly only in the opening sections and in his final courageous admission of his depression that we get something of the person of `me' which is of a pity because he's a complex and attractive individual Perhaps he felt he'd opened up enough The resulting autobiography is interesting if ultimately frustrating

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Reveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool Donald McRae GuardianBy 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 Thorpes memoir brilliantly unveils the costs that sometimes come with unimaginable successFans of his easy style are in for a shock with his book Giles Hattersley Sunday Times Ok