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This Is Me

The Autobiography

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‘Reveals his poignant battle against the dark side of his return to the pool’ - Donald McRae, Guardian

By the age of 14, at a time when most boys are coming to terms with teenage life, Ian Thorpe was representing his country and becoming the youngest ever individual male world champion. The ‘Thorpedo’ was soon the most famous swimmer in the world, routinely picking up Olympic gold medals and setting record-breaking times. But behind the public face of success, there was the hardship of a life lived in the constant glare of media attention and rumour. As Thorpe continued to work for his fans, he hid away a secret battle against depression and was ushered into retirement at just 24 years of age. Raw, honest and compelling, Thorpe’s memoir brilliantly unveils the costs that sometimes come with unimaginable success.

‘Fans of his easy style are in for a shock with his book’ - Giles Hattersley, Sunday Times
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471101236 | 
  • August 2013
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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe is a world-famous freestyle swimmer. At the age of 14, he became the youngest male swimmer ever to represent Australia and the youngest ever individual male World Champion. He has won nine Olympic medals (five gold) and eleven World Championship golds.

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