Download Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock by Mark Tewksbury PDF

By Mark Tewksbury

Mark Tewksbury is healthier referred to as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His extraordinary sixteen-year athletic occupation incorporated 3 Olympic medals, various international documents, and inductions into 3 significant halls of popularity: the Canadian Olympic corridor of status, the Canadian activities corridor of repute, and the foreign Swimming corridor of Fame.Although retired as an athlete, Tewksbury is still a hugely revered public determine. He introduced prized swimming research for the CBC from the 2004 Athens Olympic video games, hosts the invention Channel's well known How It's Made convey, and is Co-President of the 1st international Outgames, Montreal 2006.

Tewksbury has spoken to hundreds of thousands as a part of his eighteen-year conversing occupation and continues to be a lot well known as an inspirational speaker to businesses and organisations worldwide. For his energetic humanitarianism, he used to be presented an honorary doctorate from the college of Western Ontario in 2001, and in 2005 Tewksbury was once provided the foreign individual of the 12 months Award at S?o Paulo delight in Brazil. He at present lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Show description

Read or Download Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock PDF

Similar autobiography books

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (The Complete and Authoritative Edition)

"I've struck it! " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'll provide it away--to you. you'll by no means understand how a lot amusement you will have misplaced until eventually you get to dictating your autobiography. " therefore, after dozens of fake starts off and thousands of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his lifestyles.

Conversations with Scorsese

Now with a brand new afterword: the heritage and means of moviemaking quite often, and of Martin Scorsese's magnificent and sundry movies particularly, during the phrases and wit of the grasp director.

With Richard Schickel because the canny and clever advisor, those conversations take us deep into Scorsese's lifestyles and paintings. He finds which motion pictures are such a lot autobiographical, and what he used to be attempting to discover and attain in different motion pictures. He explains his own kind and describes the various profitable creative and private relationships of his profession, together with collaborations with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Leonardo DiCaprio. a useful illumination and appreciation of 1 of our such a lot in demand movie administrators.

26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fairmount Avenue, Book 1)

Tomie's relatives begins development their new residence at 26 Fairmount road in 1938, simply as a typhoon hits city, setting out a hectic, loopy 12 months. Tomie has many adventures all his personal, together with consuming chocolate along with his Nana Upstairs, purely to discover out—the tough way—that they've got eaten chocolate laxative.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

From on-line leisure magnate, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day comes a humorous, quirky, and encouraging memoir approximately her strange upbringing, her upward push to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to discover luck in Hollywood.

The web isn't all cat movies. There's additionally Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, web entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie professional, and previous lonely homeschooled lady who overcame her remoted adolescence to turn into the ruler of a brand new global. .. or at the least semi-influential on the planet of web geeks and Goodreads booklet clubs.

After growing to be up within the south the place she used to be "homeschooled for hippie reasons," Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of changing into an actress and used to be instantly typecast as a loopy cat-lady secretary. yet Felicia's misadventures in Hollywood led her to provide her personal internet sequence, personal her personal creation corporation, and turn into an online star.

Felicia's short-ish existence and her rags-to-riches upward push to net reputation introduced her occupation as some of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia's unusual international is stuffed with innovations on creativity, games, and a splash of light feminist activism—just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, You're by no means bizarre on the net (Almost) is evidence that everybody should still include what makes them varied and be courageous sufficient to percentage it with the area, simply because something is feasible now—even for a electronic misfit.

Extra info for Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock

Sample text

Five minutes was all I ever needed right before a match. For years afterward, however, both Vilas and Tiriac loved to tell the story about the cocky young McEnroe, annoyed that they were on the court at all, demanding to hit with the great Vilas. Maybe, deep down, I was a little starstruck by Vilas in his greatest year. But even if I did still look like a kid, I was a lot more than a fan. This time, I took Nastase to three sets. In May, after Stanford accepted me for the coming fall, the United States Tennis Association gave me $500 and a plane ticket, said “Good luck,” and I went off to play the French and Wimbledon Juniors.

For example, throughout my junior-high and early highschool years, I was terrified about trying any type of drug, at a time when a lot of my friends were experimenting with marijuana and other substances. ) Tennis, obviously, turned out to be an incredible thing for me, an amazing roller-coaster ride, and a lot more good came out of it than bad, but the truth is that I didn’t really want to pursue it until it just pursued me. Many athletes seem truly to love to play their sport. I don’t think I ever felt that way about tennis.

A minute went by, which is a long time when you’re waiting for that final handshake. Finally, Guerry said, “No, no, no, that ball was out! ” The umpire got off his chair, squatted down, looked at the mark, and said, for the second time, “The ball was in. ” YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS | 47 I was thrilled. But now more people on my team were telling me, “Get off the court. Forget the handshake. ” Because Guerry was sort of stalling, still refusing to come up to the net. The commotion grew. By now, a few minutes had gone by, they’d called the match for me twice, and—I’ll never forget this—out of nowhere, a woman named Anita Shukow, who happened to be the head referee, came strolling out from behind a fence about 500 feet away.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 32 votes