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Breaking the Surface by  Greg (with Eric Marcus) Louganis - Paperback - 1st Paperback Edition - 1996 - from KingChamp Books and

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Breaking the Surface

by Louganis, Greg (with Eric Marcus)

Condition: Good

NY: Plume (Penguin), 1996. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 306 pp., with 28 pp. b&w photos. With new epilogue by Louganis. Olympic diving medalist Greg Louganis recounts his sports career as a closeted gay who becomes infected with HIV and has a diving accident in Olympic competition. Eventually he disclosed his status as one of the first notable homosexual athletes to come out..

Breaking the Surface is a best-selling book by Greg Louganis, co-written with Eric Marcus published in 1996. The book spent five weeks at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. Louganis chronicles his winning of back-to-back double gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1988 Summer Olympics, and his self-doubt and lack of confidence that held him back personally and professionally because of concealing his sexual orientation as a gay athlete.


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