Just in time for the 2012 Olympics - prepare to peek into the mind of a champion with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’ autobiography, Beneath the Surface.
In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, and the most decorated Olympian in 2012. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’ training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’ evolution from awkward teenager to media-savvy superstar, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
©2004, 2008, 2012 Michael Phelps and Brian Cazeneuve (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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It gives me a good idea on the upbringing of a man I admire as well as the making of a star.
I loved the way he connected with his friends and family despite rising to an iconic status. His moments during and after the races, the way he got pumped up and delivered in the pool are great moments.
Utterly disappointed with the promise of the book. The authors bring a sudden end to the story with Phelps' entry in Beijing and leave it at that. I was looking forward to his story in Beijing which really made Phelps an icon. I mean 8 gold medals is no joke and there is not a word on that. Most importantly, the book carries the words 'Includes London 2012' on its cover. What a shame. There is no word on Beijing (2008), let alone London (2012). Disappointed to the core that Audible let this pass without ratifying the content and whatever it promised on its cover.
An incredible athlete and success story! But this book is amazingly dull and the narration is aweful.
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