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Dryland : One Woman's Swim to Sobriety (Paperback) (Nancy Stearns Bercaw)

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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.

Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Nancy Stearns Bercaw
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 52442271
UPC: 9781503942950
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6904
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