It’s fascinating to read about the world that Leanne Shapton was once part of from the insider’s perspective that she offers us. Clearly the years she spent training so intensively still dominate her life and thoughts even now:
This is a thoughtful, involving and unusual memoir offering an glimpse into one woman's past and present, illustrating the strict routine and dedication of a swimmer in training to potentially swim for their country at the highest level, and pondering what a person does with that level of dedication and commitment when such an activity is no longer undertaken competitively and life has moved on. I found this an interesting, engaging read, and liked the inclusion of the author's artwork to create a fuller impression of the swimmer's world and add an extra dimension to the book. I'm not an enormous fan of swimming but this didn't hinder my interest in reading about Leanne Shapton's life.
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