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Godspeed: a memoir Reading Godspeed is an experience as invigorating, beautiful and punishing as standing under a waterfall Legler is an unflinching chronicler of light and darkness, loneliness and embodiment, and the deep enchantments of sensation Helen Macdonald, author of H Is For HawkRaw and poetic The book is lean and ferocious not unlike Ms Leglers attributes as a competitive swimmer and offers an unflinching account of the dogged devotion to routine and repetition required of Olympians Alex Hawgood, The New York TimesGodspeed is a memoir for our times an urgent, hypnotising account of growing up and growing into ones skin under extreme circumstances As brutal and original a telling as I can remember of loneliness, of coping until the centre cannot hold There is darkness here but in Casey Leglers deft hands it serves the light A cut to the bone blues song in chapter form, these pages are touched, as she is, with lightning Michael StipeSo graphically well does it capture the pain and trauma of growing up deeply unhappy and isolated an extraordinary memoir Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalkExceptionally talented, reckless, separated from a true sense of herself, Legler could so easily have not survived her early life The tension here is in how close she comes by choice, or by default, in settings both elegant and ruined and is still able to restore herself, her soul, and renew language itself to tell of it Many of us would be well served by reading the last sentence of this memoir every day Amy Hempel Legler intricately describes every nuance of the competitive experience alongside her personal self discovery A coming of age drama captured through poetic prose and convincing honesty KirkusThis is a heart wrenching, coming of age memoir by a talented athlete who is street smart, lonely, and painfully broken A poetically written account by a resilient rebel who skillfully captures what it is like to feel the world through her skin Brenda Barrera, Booklist A memoir with so much power and transparency Julia Vitale, Vanity FairIt had a profound effect on me, I loved it very much, its really unique Stewart Who , Out In South London Resonance FM T he book does offer a bold and innovative glimpse into a fascinating mind and the surreal life of a prodigy athlete Legler is a writer of obvious talent There are images and turns of phrase that are truly lovely, and that remind us of her keen observational powers Leglers story and poetics can be powerful Emma Rault, Lambda LiteraryCasey Legler is an artist, restaurateur, model, and former Olympic swimmer Born in France to expatriate American parents, Casey grew up in Provence, and went on to swim for France in theSummer Olympics in Atlanta The first woman signed to Ford Models to exclusively model mens clothes, they have been featured in Vogue, Le Monde, and Time Casey is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated cum laude from Smith College, and currently lives between New York and Sydney with their wife, Siri MayReading Godspeed is an experience as invigorating, beautiful and punishing as standing under a waterfall Legler is an unflinching chronicler of light and darkness, loneliness and embodiment, and the deep enchantments of sensation Helen Macdonald, author of H Is For HawkRaw and poetic The book is lean and ferocious not unlike Ms Leglers attributes as a competitive swimmer and offers an unflinching account of the dogged devotion to routine and repetition required of Olympians Alex Hawgood, The New York TimesGodspeed is a memoir for our times an urgent, hypnotising account of growing up and growing into ones skin under extreme circumstances As brutal and original a telling as I can remember of loneliness, of coping until the centre cannot hold There is darkness here but in Casey Leglers deft hands it serves the light A cut to the bone blues song in chapter form, these pages are touched, as she is, with lightning Michael StipeSo graphically well does it capture the pain and trauma of growing up deeply unhappy and isolated an extraordinary memoir Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalkExceptionally talented, reckless, separated from a true sense of herself, Legler could so easily have not survived her early life The tension here is in how close she comes by choice, or by default, in settings both elegant and ruined and is still able to restore herself, her soul, and renew language itself to tell of it Many of us would be well served by reading the last sentence of this memoir every day Amy Hempel Legler intricately describes every nuance of the competitive experience alongside her personal self discovery A coming of age drama captured through poetic prose and convincing honesty KirkusThis is a heart wrenching, coming of age memoir by a talented athlete who is street smart, lonely, and painfully broken A poetically written account by a resilient rebel who skillfully captures what it is like to feel the world through her skin Brenda Barrera, Booklist A memoir with so much power and transparency Julia Vitale, Vanity FairIt had a profound effect on me, I loved it very much, its really unique Stewart Who , Out In South London Resonance FM T he book does offer a bold and innovative glimpse into a fascinating mind and the surreal life of a prodigy athlete Legler is a writer of obvious talent There are images and turns of phrase that are truly lovely, and that remind us of her keen observational powers Leglers story and poetics can be powerful Emma Rault, Lambda LiteraryCasey Legler is an artist, restaurateur, model, and former Olympic swimmer Born in France to expatriate American parents, Casey grew up in Provence, and went on to swim for France in theSummer Olympics in Atlanta The first woman signed to Ford Models to exclusively model mens clothes, they have been featured in Vogue, Le Monde, and Time Casey is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated cum laude from Smith College, and currently lives between New York and Sydney with their wife, Siri May


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