Michael Phelps to release new autobiography in December

Michael PhelpsBuilt to SucceedFree Press

At the Beijing games, Phelps became the record-holder for most gold medals won at a single Olympics, and most gold medals all-time. He holds a grand total of 16 Olympic medals, 14 of them gold.

His first book, Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface, was co-written with Sports Illustrated staffer Brian Cazeneuve. It came out in 2005 and will be re-released this week in paperback with an update on Phelps’ accomplishments. Beneath the Surface examined everything from his thoughts on record-setting performances to the collegiate days, particularly his November 2004 arrest for drunk driving. Built to Succeed will focus on his early childhood. Key topics include his single-parent upbringing and his struggle with attention-deficit disorder.  

But it wouldn’t be a biography of Phelps without the Olympics, and a series of bad pool-time puns. A good portion of the book will be devoted to his philosophy on training and competition. Built to Succeed will hit the bookshelves in December 2008.

Related links:
NBC Olympics Bio of Michael Phelps
YouTube: Phelps at the 2008 Olympics

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