This Is Me: The Autobiography

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This Is Me The Autobiography Ian Thorpe s achievements in the water are nothing short of phenomenal He has won a record holding eleven World Championship titles and ten Commonwealth Games gold medals He has broken twenty two worl
  • Title: This Is Me: The Autobiography
  • Author: Ian Thorpe
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  • Page: 109
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  • Ian Thorpe s achievements in the water are nothing short of phenomenal He has won a record holding eleven World Championship titles and ten Commonwealth Games gold medals He has broken twenty two world records and won five gold, three silver and one bronze Olympic medals Having been under the spotlight since he was a young teenager, Thorpe retired from competitive swimmIan Thorpe s achievements in the water are nothing short of phenomenal He has won a record holding eleven World Championship titles and ten Commonwealth Games gold medals He has broken twenty two world records and won five gold, three silver and one bronze Olympic medals Having been under the spotlight since he was a young teenager, Thorpe retired from competitive swimming in 2006 because of the intense pressure he felt, but five years later he decided to make a hugely publicised comeback Ian is one of the world s most successful sportsmen, but it is the way he has managed his triumphs and his commitment to helping others that have earned him respect and admiration internationally Thorpe s autobiography follows him all the way from his childhood in Sydney right up to the London Olympics.This is a man who has had highs and lows away from the pool, who has led an extraordinary life of an elite athlete that most of us will never know, who has faced up to his own demons, and who has the courage to come back and stake his claim for the ultimate goal once .
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    If you are a fan of Ian Thorpe and or swimming this book will suit just fine however without knowing anything about swimming or his career this will not work Here s the wiki page enpedia wiki Ian_ThorpePersonally I think he is the best technical swimmer there is His movement in the water is like art He was like a fish or a merman even around 15 when I first saw his swimming so when he suddenly retired too early he seemed worn down This book shows how he fell in love with the sport, and why he ch [...]

    Perhaps overly technical in parts, but Ian certainly needed to write this book to set the record straight This is his gift to many of our children with sporting aspirations whether in swimming or not It s a gift to many of the parents of these children as well This is Ian s message to the media and how the invasion of privacy and the constant intrusion can affect someone mentally A person who is personable and gregarious can barely manage the strain of media scrutiny so it is a lonely road when [...]

    This book is part biography, part diary It details Ian Thorpe s attempt to gain selection in the Australian Swimming Team competing at the London 2012 Olympics, but also recounts various events in his life as an elite swimmer.The first chapter is dated 1 August 2011 and the last 26 July 2012 Each chapter begins with a diary like entry outlining Thorpe s attempts to recapture his elite level swimming form after a break of four years Each chapter then turns into a reminiscence about events from th [...]

    A surprisingly candid, open discussion of the dark side of celebrityand how the public and the media can take away one s happiness.

    I liked him before and after reading this I still like him It s a frank and honest account of his comeback that didn t happen Or at least didn t happen when people wanted it to happen.

    Of course this came out before he came out but if you can overlook this and the constant denial of his true sexuality this is a good insight into a thoughtful, driven, intelligent man who has captured the hearts of much of Australia Brave reveal of being able to succeed even through debilitating mental illness Swimming as therapy but would his life have been different better worse if he d sought treatment earlier

    Great book, inspirational and moving especially for a former swimmer like me and actually have met him swimming on my lane when I was in the jury

    Ei riitt nyt mielenkiintoa lukea loppuun asti Sadannen sivun j lkeen, hyppelin sivulta toiseen, odottaen mielenkiintoista kohtaa Tarina oli omasta mielest hitusen melankolinen Osittain oli mukavaa piristyst mutta huumori oli harmillisen v h inen Itse entisen kilpa uimarina ymm rt v h n paremmin h nen k ytt mi n termej ja viittauksia, mik helpotti kirjan lukemisessa Not my type of a book

    I was lucky enough to see Mr Thorpe in person during the London 2012 Olympics at he willingly gave his time for a masterclass type session with children and adult swimmers down at Tooting Lido I ve nothing but admiration for the guy well, alright maybe there s a secret crush but its a healthy one I do recommend you watch his documentary film The Swimmer its brilliantly shot by two of his friends, and an intriguing portrait of such a talented person I felt that this book is a in depth commentary [...]

    I am beginner swimmer and wanted some inspiration off the pool and picked up this book at my local library I read a few reviews on the book and knew it was a part diary part memoir Although I was looking for technical aspects of swimming in parts, I was quite open to what it had to offer and was eager to hear Thorpe talk.For some reason I really liked the very first line of the book where Thorpe says that he has come to a conclusion that he can never win against water and one day he will sink I [...]

    At only 14 years of age, Ian Thorpe became the youngest male swimmer to represent Australia and the youngest ever individual male world champion.In this engaging and raw autobiography, Ian Thorpe writes about his upbringing and early swimming days in Milperra in Sydney, to being an Olympic Champion and World Record holder This is an honest and refreshing autobiography, in which Ian describes the events that shaped and changed his life and career and the reasons for his retirement at 24 years old [...]

    This was a great autobiography Particularly as I am a swimmer so the technical parts of the book were really insightful and I can relate to some of his stories I thought it was well written and gave a good insight into thorpy as a person, I was genuinely interested in his life story and the events he describes I thought he came across as someone very personable and a likable guy I thought he d had a tough life with the media, which was a shame, who knows where his career would of ended up otherw [...]

    I was a big fan of Ian Thorpe in the glory of his swimming career I liked this book but, for me, it focused a little too much on the technicalities of his swimming comeback and not enough on Thorpe, as a person I completely understand somebody wanting to be private but, if one is going to write an autobiography, I think the privacy veil needs to be dropped a little But, I appreciated the insights we did get through the book and I greatly admire many aspects of Ian Thorpe s character.

    I loved the way this book progresses through the months leading up to the London Olympics but also through Ian s life before that Ian has achieved magnificently in the pool appears to be man of generous spirit It is sad that despite or because of his achievements the press can t leave him alone I commend Ian for his openness about his alcohol depression hope that the future brings him peace happiness

    Thorpe s autobiography follows him all the way from his childhood in Sydney right up to the London Olympics This is a man who has had highs and lows away from the pool, who has led an extraordinary life of an elite athlete that most of us will never know, who has faced up to his own demons, and who has the courage to come back and stake his claim for the ultimate goal once Overall it was an easy read that was very interesting and inspired me to get back into swimming myself

    He says constantly throughout the book I m not gay Interestingly this is not true He also says I didn t take performance enhancing drugs yet admits to taking Stilnox What else in this book could be untrue A really difficult read I love swimming, being an ex competitor myself, but this book is poorly written, arrogant and unnecessarily political Very disappointed Despite this, I did find it interesting to read some of the background of Thorpe s greatest achievements.

    Hmm I was glad Ian wrote this book as it gave me insight into his life It was brave of him to discuss his struggle with depression and the pressure of being in the public eye However the book was quite long and I felt he kept repeating topics, especially the gay thing and the relentless media I actually found the herald s article about him before the book came out revealing and interesting than the actual book Overall a worthwhile read though.

    Ian Thorpe I was surprised at his knowledge world affairs and impressed by his intelligence I have read quite a few sporting autobiographies, but although I enjoyed this one and finished it quite quickly, it didn t grab me like I thought it would I didn t like him chopping and changing themes in his writing That said, I am eagerly awaiting Barcelona 2013 World Championships to see what he can do

    I really liked this book At first I thought it was just Ian Thorpe recollecting his memories about his races, but then as I read on, I found this book about his comeback and also his thoughts and feelings which I thought was really good i think the balance between swimming and his personal life was also very well done Definitely a good read.

    This book is so technical that it was struggle to read, if it wasn t for this I would have enjoyed the book much It was really good to read the reasons behind things that are assumed by the media Ian Thorpe will always be a champion Australian swimmer in my opinion despite any unproven claims of drug use, his not so successful comeback and least of all his sexuality.

    great read Ian is such a incredible talented humble and down to earth person has lived an extraordinary life He is a great role model to all Australian this book details the hardship of being so young and talented and living constantly in the spotlight He also uses his status and power to help others which is an inspiration to all.

    Very good book Despite been labeled as an autobiography and written in first person, the book was actually written by a English ghost writer Ian lost a great opportunity to be honest about his sexuality But that s OK because I ve learned a good deal of swimming techniques and the mindset of a champion.

    Good sporting autobiography from an outstanding champion and with the extra twist of the comeback to the sport Found it at times repeating itself on subject matter but a good read and highlighting the pressures, outside the pool, that he faced.

    Always loved and admired Thorpey Was interesting to read his perspective, but he was already preaching to the converted Where it struck a chord, when it possibly won t with others, was his account of some of his personal issues I breathed out Every little bit helps Thanks Ian.

    Started respecting the athletes after reading this book Sorry to see Ian Thorpe in such a state now.

    I enjoyed this book, it made me appreciate Ian so much and made me realise how much he put up with during his prime years and beyond.

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