Swimming in the Sink: A Memoir

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About the Author
LYNNE COX has held open-water swimming records all over the world, including two for the fastest crossing of the English Channel. She is best known for her swim across the Bering Strait from the United States to the Soviet Union on August 7, 1987. Cox has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and has completed more than sixty challenging swims around the world. Her articles have appeared in many publications, among them The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. She lives in Long Beach, California.

Praise for Lynne Cox and Swimming in the Sink

"Lyrical. . . . Strong, resonant. . . . Many more than just swimmers can appreciate and be inspired by Cox's journey." --Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Fascinating." --The Washington Post

"Lynne Cox is a master of storytelling." --Jane Goodall

"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." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rhapsodic. . . . In her efforts to recover, [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." --Booklist (starred review)

"Cox writes with grace and sensitivity. What an amazing woman." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Lynne Cox is a unique phenomenon: a champion swimmer who can write about it." --Anne Rice, author of Called Out of Darkness

"Inspiring and engaging. . . . The book is a reminder that even the strongest and most solitary among us require the support of friends and family." --Library Journal (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

"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