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In Surfacing, Siri Lindley opens up about her unique celebrity-dappled early life. When and NFL superstar notices her beautiful mother, her idyllic childhood is upended. Glitzy dinner parties and world travel pull her mother away, and Lindley grows up feeling alone and out of place. As her intense loneliness grows into anger, she lashes out against her New England life of privilege.

Shy and painfully self-aware, Lindley finds solace in sports, playing field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Brown University. But when she misses the cut for the US lacrosse team after college, she is left directionless - until a friend invites her to watch a triathlon. Lindley's dream is reignited and she never looks back.

Success doesn't come easily. Lindley fails early and often - brutal swim starts, bike equipment failures at key races, grueling workouts - but it's debilitating anxiety that still haunts her. She turns to unconventional Australian coach, Brett Sutton, who helps her tear up her script of self-doubt and transforms her into a world champion.

Lindley retires from the sport at the peak of her success, intent on helping athletes realize their own dreams, and finally finds the courage to step out into her true self and find love as a gay woman.

Surfacing is the breathtakingly honest book that shares Lindley's daring journey. She is proof that it's never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your potential.

©2016 VeloPress (P)2017 Siri Lindley

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I m sorry but it sucks!!

I like Siri I like her style and coaching I don t know her but this book is a little peace of her and..... it is sooo .... sounds like victim of everythin even to say thank you she makes it sound miserable

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An inspirational listen

Thank you Siri for sharing your insights anf your personal story. This is a motivating read/listen not only for athletes.

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Respect , passion and human kindness

I loved this book.
This is the story of life of a great human being I respect and admire: Siri Lindley. The combination of the facts of her life and her journey towards winning in triathlon is fascinating. She portrays the human factors that are not very usual to read or hear about. Inspiring. Thank you Siri for sharing so openly. And thank you to my coach Mafe Flores for posting this book and planting the seeds of curiosity and desire to go for my dreams.

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  • S. L. Johnson
  • 03-27-17

Nice that Siri has narrated

Honest and interesting, the book had me thinking about what my sport means to me.

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  • Eskimo
  • 05-21-18

I am a Siri fan but...

The narrator sounded incredibly bored throughout. Every single sentence used the same patterns and tone. I stuck with it but only just.

And honestly at times I was disappointed with the writing. It felt really rushed at the end and also like she was holding back when talking about some people giving it an incomplete feel.

It's worth it because she's a legend but it could have been better I think.

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  • Ian Laird
  • 09-05-17

Great story from inspirational coach

I bought this having listened to Siri give an inspirational talk. She is clearly an amazing athlete and coach, and in addition to this she openly and authentically talks about how she dealt with various challenges in her life. Invariably this meant facing into fears and she provides a number of good life lessons for anyone regardless of how important sport is to them. It is really about being your best self.