By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

ISBN-10: 0767931920

ISBN-13: 9780767931922

From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of american citizens of every age while she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years in view that her final Olympics. while she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end in the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her all of the extra for her fabulous success and her good-natured attractiveness of the results.

Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara finds how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she lower back to severe training—while nursing her youngster daughter and contending along with her liked father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.

Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ video game; approximately pageant, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via ache and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a very self-made legend, her tale will resonate with ladies of all ages—and with a person bold to entertain a doubtless very unlikely dream.

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