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  • Fast Girl

  • A Life Spent Running from Madness
  • By: Suzy Favor Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzy Favor Hamilton, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

The former middle-distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy, and An Unquiet Mind.

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  • Accurate Explanation of Bi-Polar Disorder

  • By Julia on 08-03-17

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Reviewed: 01-11-16

If you could sum up Fast Girl in three words, what would they be?

I was interested throughout but I was turned off by the author. Yes, she was an amazing athlete, but the nature of her behavior was so arrogant and self serving. I feel sorry for her family, especially her husband. After I realized I contributed to this family's bottom line by buying this book it made me a little sick. I am glad I got it on one of those 4.95 specials, lol

Would you be willing to try another book from Suzy Favor Hamilton? Why or why not?


What about Suzy Favor Hamilton and Nan McNamara ’s performance did you like?

Great narration and voice

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