• Coming Up for Air

  • What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood
  • By: Tom Daley
  • Narrated by: Tom Daley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The instant Sunday Times best seller

A deeply personal and inspiring memoir from one of the most celebrated and influential names in British sport.

With his unforgettable medal-winning performance in the 2012 London Olympics, double world champion Tom Daley captured the heart of the nation. This year’s Games in Tokyo will be his fourth, and Tom is embarking on them with a renewed sense of perspective about what matters in life.

Over the years, we have watched Tom go from strength to strength professionally, gathering record-breaking achievements and countless awards along the way. But we have also seen him grow into the man he’s become today: a husband, a father and a role model.

In Coming Up for Air, Tom explores the moments and experiences that have shaped him. With each chapter, he reveals a lesson learned along the way, from the resilience he developed competing at world-class level, to the courage he discovered while reclaiming the narrative around his sexuality and the perspective that family life has brought him. Warm, honest and perceptive, Coming Up for Air offers a unique insight into the life and mindset of one our greatest and most-loved athletes.

©2021 Tom Daley (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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increible historia de resilencia, pasion y sacrificio. excelente libro y muy agradable de escuchar la voz de Tom

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  • Lee.
  • 10-15-21

Brilliant

What a fantastic day listening to a fabulous man and his fantastic life up and down he’s gone through…love u Tom

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  • Angell
  • 10-14-21

Love Tom, You'll Love His Book!

Coming Up for Air will that you on a journey of highs, lows and honesty, up until the point Tom reaches his ultimate Golden Goal 💙

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  • BrettHadley
  • 10-22-21

Inspiring.

An inspiring insight into a fantastic role model. Hearing how he’s overcome so much and what motivates him now is nothing short of a great listen. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-21

Feel Good Memoir

While Tom does go over tough topics like mental health and grief, ultimately Coming Up for Air is a story full of hopefulness. It’s the kind of book that puts a smile on your face.

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  • Katie Clark
  • 10-22-21

brilliant 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

amazing listen.
amazing at the book launch.
brilliant all round.
well done tom you've done us proud

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  • Mrs Jess Green
  • 10-22-21

A truly honest and inspiring account

A truly honest and inspiring account of Tom’s life. All the ups, downs, set backs and heartache he has endured reflect the true enormity of his success as a athlete, role model/ ambassador and family man. Thank you for sharing. You are a real inspiration…you are an Olympic champion 👏

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  • Vicky Plaine
  • 10-20-21

Remarkable story

Tom tells his story with real insight and clarity I particularly enjoyed reading how he’s overcame overwhelming challenges by learning how to manage his mental health, and then going on to achieve the pinnacle of his sport, Olympic Champion.

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  • G. Hogan
  • 10-19-21

Tom you are awesome

You write so well, Tom. So many funny points mixed with sad. Loved it. Thanks for sharing your life with us x

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  • Jo Bird
  • 10-19-21

Great to hear this in the authors own voice!

An amazing journey told with emotion and clarity. Also a book with some very useful and insightful messages, tricks and tools to help the reader grow and become mindful. All cleverly wrapped up in Tom Daley’s journey to be an Olympic champion, husband, friend and father. Very worth listening to!

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  • Laora
  • 10-18-21

Great insight into the man

It was great to hear Tom's view on his sporting career and how he experienced that. Also a great peek in his private life. He comes across as a motivated, self aware person who is now secure and happy with himself and his life. Up to the next chapter if his life either with or without diving.
It was great to hear Tom hinself narrate the book. It gave it that bit extra.