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In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Amazing book! I recommend it to swimmers, former swimmers, swim

Amazing book! I recommend it to swimmers, former swimmers, swim parents and girls/women struggling with self-image issues.

posted by 10587417 on April 19, 2012

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3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

"Don't hate me because I am beautiful." Ok Amanda, we

"Don't hate me because I am beautiful." Ok Amanda, we get it. The book is a tell-all revealing her poor choices in life-alcohol starting in high school, sex, drugs & abusive relationships. All of these actions with no consequences-in fact the opposite- Oly...
"Don't hate me because I am beautiful." Ok Amanda, we get it. The book is a tell-all revealing her poor choices in life-alcohol starting in high school, sex, drugs & abusive relationships. All of these actions with no consequences-in fact the opposite- Olympic medals and lucrative modeling contracts. There is the recurring theme of self hatred & perfectionism tied to her eating disorder which she credits for her drive to be the best swimmer but also blames for her alcohol & drug use, her abusive boyfriends and her cutting & bulimia- taking no responsibility for her actions. This book was written to make money not to inspire young girls. For a girl with an eating disorder, this book is a trigger! Shame on you , Amanda!

posted by jorainis on January 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Should I...?

    My sister needed a biography and looked at this. I asked her if I could read it if she got it and she said: "Natalie, no, because she did a lot of stupid things. She cut herself-" "Stop there." I said. I knew what cutting was, and I thought, 'Why? Why would someone abuse themself like that?'
    Yes, I am a breaststroker in swimming, but I recremend more apropriate books like JANET EVANS TOTAL SWIMMING. Read my review on that book.
    -Swimmer Forever (or SwimGirl)

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Did not like.

    thought this would have more depth to it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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