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Swimming in the Sink

Swimming in the Sink by Lynne Cox
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Sep 06, 2016 | 240 Pages
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Excitement about Lynne Cox’s
Swimming in the Sink
 
“A moving and absolutely inspiring read.”
—National Library Board
 
“Lyrical . . . Strong, resonant . . . Many more than just swimmers can appreciate and be inspired by Cox’s journey through terrifying, unfamiliar circumstances while maintaining determination and gratitude.”
—Kim Hedges, Star Tribune
 
“A powerful book about super athleticism and human frailty, about invincibility and the sudden (mind-altering) repercussions of illness and about the triumph of spirit, surrender and love.”
Bainbridge Island Review
 
“An impressive tale . . . Fascinating.”
—Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post
 
“A comeback tale told straight from the heart—the big, intrepid heart belonging to Lynne Cox . . . Refreshingly candid . . . Mindfulness and positive thinking, added to her athletic grit, help Cox learn what it takes to swim—and love—all over again.”
—Priscilla Kipp, BookPage
 
“Vivid . . . Straightforward and intimate . . . This satisfying journey through a world-class athlete’s heart-centered crisis is a warm tale of recovery and even finding love.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“Inspiring and engaging . . . A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike.”
—Valerie Hamra, Library Journal (Starred Review)
 
“Cox brings both the unique perspective of an athlete who spent a lifetime exploring her physical limits and the determination of someone who braved painful research into the body’s ability to survive the cold. Her journey here proves the strength of her heart.”
—Bridget Thoreson, Booklist (Starred Review)
 
“Lynne Cox’s heart beats with magical new powers as she swims through the most personal challenge of her dazzling career. This lyrical book is an ode to water, to guts and—yippee!—to love. Dive in, now, for a most glorious adventure.
—Lynn Sherr, author of Swim: Why We Love the Water
 
“Told in straightforward language straight from the heart, Cox’s story is a celebration of mindful living and a reminder that few things are ever permanently out of reach . . . Inspiring.”
—Kirkus Reviews
 
“I love this book. It is the best thing you have written . . . It will appeal to anyone who has made a large commitment to a dream that is big and large and all encompassing . . . You have turned from a swimmer who writes, to a writer who swims . . . The story will be read by many as an allegory of how to live one’s life with great heart and heal and forgive and stay close to people and things that are the most important in life . . . You have always had for me the message that we are all capable of more than we thought. You explored this up to and including risking life itself in the Antarctic and now, with this book, we get to see the heart that allowed these gifts to be brought to us. It is an amazing piece of work. Anyone who has suffered any kind of personal loss will be uplifted and encouraged by it.”
—Bill Wygant, President of the South End Rowing Club

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