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Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox
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Jan 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, own, memoir, history, 2012
Recommended to Hilary by: Mum
Read from December 29, 2011 to January 03, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 2

I normally don't go for the inspirational books, let alone the sports memoirs. Lynne Cox is the exception to all of this. Her book is soft spoken, determined, and truly inspirational. The book isn't preaching, nor is it a hearty pat on the back in any way. She acknowledges how difficult all that she did was, and she is thankful every step of the way to those who helped her do it.

Lynne Cox is truly one of the most incredible people I've ever had the joy of reading about. She achieved more in her life than just about anyone else I've read. They should be teaching about this woman in schools. What hope, and what stubborn determination. If everyone had her drive - well, this world would be a far better place.

My hat's off to Ms. Cox. She's certainly inspired me.

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