Dryland: one woman's swim to sobriety : a memoir

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Grand Harbor Press,
Pub. Date:
[2017]
Language:
English
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For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish out of water. Starting at age two, Nancy devoted her life to swimming, even qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the fifty-meter freestyle event. But nearly two decades later, when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different kind of challenge: learning who she was out of the lanes.

In this honest, intimate memoir, Nancy reflects on her years wandering the globe, where tragic events and a lost sense of self escalate her dependence on booze. Thirty-three years after her first sip of alcohol, the swimmer comes to a stunning realization while living with her husband and son in Abu Dhabi--she's drowning in the desert. Nancy looks to the Bedouin people for the strength to conquer one final opponent: alcohol addiction.

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9781503942950
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subject_facet Abū Ẓaby (United Arab Emirates), Authors -- Biography, Autobiographies, Bercaw, Nancy Stearns, -- 1964-, Bercaw, Nancy Stearns, -- 1964- -- Health, Bercaw, Nancy Stearns, -- 1964- -- Travel, Recovering alcoholics -- Biography, Swimmers -- Biography
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