Ian Thorpe is an Australian sporting legend, the most successful Olympian in the country's history and one of the greatest swimmers of all time.
But who is the man-boy behind the astonishing performances? Why did he quit at 24 and why has he made a comeback at the age of 29?
'Ian Thorpe: This is Me " is not just a book about a seemingly invincible black-suited superman but a refreshingly honest self-examination by a man fighting to find sense in his life.
From the hopes, fears and ultimate disappointments of his bid to compete at the London Olympics, this is the inside story of his journey and its ultimate, explosive truths.
Ian Thorpe is a world-famous freestyle swimmer. At the age of 14, he became the youngest male swimmer ever to represent Australia and the youngest ever individual male World Champion. He has won nine Olympic medals (five gold) and eleven World Championship golds. Thorpe will be swimming in the World Championships in Barcelona in July 2013.
This Is Me The Autobiography
Simon and Schuster
Author: Ian Thorpe