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Book Club

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 01:15pm

 

book club

Come join the Prime Timers Minneapolis/St. Paul monthy Book Club.  We welcome new and returning members to any book club meeting.  There’s no requirement to attend more than a single meeting and we always welcome a new face. Meetings are informal and fun interactive experiences.  Because the book under discussion is often just the starting point launching us into wide ranging conversations both personal and philosophical. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Selection:

Hosts: Dwayne Purrington

Date: December 15th, 1:15 PM

What: Breaking the Surface

Author: Greg Louganis

Book Description

This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. 

Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with latedetected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse.

However, Louganis went on to win double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. His triumphat the 1988 Olympics came several months after he tested positive for HIV. This is the haunting, searingly candid story of the world's greatest diver. This new edition includes a new foreword.

Location:

quartrefoil-libraryQuatrefoil Library
1220 E Lake St.

Minneapolis MN 55407


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