Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101984925
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 114,633
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Melissa "Missy" Franklin is a competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic Gold medalist. Among her numerous distinctions, she holds the world record for the 200-meter backstroke. Missy's parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin, are originally from Canada. The family currently lives in Colorado and Missy attends UC Berkeley, where she is studying psychology with a minor in education.

Table of Contents

My Teddy Bear Moment 3

1 How We Got Here 17

My Daddy's-Little-Girl Moment 39

2 More than One Way to Make a Family 43

My At-the-Ready Moment 63

3 Growing Up 69

My Letting-Go Moment 93

4 Making a Splash 103

My State-Championship Moment 141

5 London 149

My Hundredth-of-a-Second Moment 179

6 Have a Little Faith 193

My "Welcome to College" Moment 211

7 Having My Back 217

My 1:39 Moment 239

8 Home, Again 247

Our Moment of Trial 271

9 Rio 279

Acknowledgments 305

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