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Olymic diver Greg Louganis, tells about his battle with dyslexia, child abuse, and eventually AIDS. He's very informative about his childhood, his road to the 1984 and 88 Olympic games, his fear of social rejection, sexuality, and illness.
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Plot & Themes

Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Sports story?    -   swimming Kind of sex:    -   gay guy Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   South Korea (good!) Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More in color 6-10 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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