Dryland: One Woman’s Swim to Sobriety

By | July 7, 2019
Dryland: One Woman's Swim to Sobriety Author Nancy Stearns Bercaw
ISBN-10 1503942953
ISBN-13 9781503942950
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Grand Harbor Press
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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 Dhabishes drowning in the desert Nancy looks to the Bedouin people for the strength to conquer one final opponent alcohol addiction

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