Long-distance swimming has never enjoyed the cultural cachet of the more lucrative or national-identity-building sports like soccer and baseball, but through the heroism and tenacity—and deeply attuned teamwork—that defines her sport, the now-legendary world champion athlete Diana Nyad has found her way, after four decades and countless painful wounds from ocean salt, skin chafing, sunburn, and jellyfish stings (a more consistent threat than shark bites) into the cultural awareness and worldwide admiration that she has so richly earned. Not that fame was ever her motive: far from it. As Nyad states in her new memoir, “The opportunity to inspire is a privilege.” Although Find a Way (Knopf, $26.95) will surely become a classic in sports literature—its stunning full-color plates documenting the stages of her historic 2013 swim from Havana to Key West at age 63 are as affecting as the prose—it is also a moving testament to the finest qualities of the human spirit.

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Diana Nyad's Find A Way is an unbelievably incredible story of struggle, failure and triumph. Diana begins with a heartbreaking history of abuse throughout her childhood by people she trusted and reveals how she managed to regain her trust in and love for others and herself. She reveals how she became interested in and then practically obsessed with swimming. From getting up before the sun to swim laps every single day of high school to swimming all the way around Manhattan, we see how she finally wound her way to the dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida. We learn of the troubles and issues that arise from such a huge feat. From dehydration and sheer mental exhaustion from staying up for days at a time to tropical storms and the venomous box jellyfish. And we get to share in the pure exhilaration as she stumbled from the ocean after that final swim. This book definitely serves as a reminder that, the only way you won't accomplish your dreams is if you stop trying.

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Baseball, as a sport, is a slog. In The Grind, The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga looks at the mundanities that dot every level of the Washington Nationals organization, from players to scouts to spouses. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at professional baseball, and a rather intimate one at that—Svrluga’s sections about players’ families are particularly fascinating and nearly intrusive. The Grind is also, thankfully, relatively free of reverential platitudes that infect so much baseball writing. The Grind may apply to baseball, but not this book.

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