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Breaking the Surface:

Louganis, Greg

ISBN 10: 0679437037 / ISBN 13: 9780679437031
Published by Random House, 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed 0679437037 Inscribed by Greg Louganis. Bookseller Inventory # 004824

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Title: Breaking the Surface:

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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The world's greatest diver offers a candid account of his life and sports career, detailing his troubled youth, the highs and lows of athletic competition, the need to conceal his homosexuality, and life in a post-Olympics era. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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Greg Louganis won back-to-back double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, and his amazing physique and handsome face should have made him a media superstar. Yet Louganis's struggles with self-doubt lack of confidence held him back personally and professionally. He only achieved real happiness after coming out as an HIV-positive gay man. This is a thoughtful, sensitive portrait of a man whose insecurities nearly destroyed him, but who found the love and inner strength to save himself.

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