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Why We Swim


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A fascinating exploration into the human relationship to swimming and our innate connection to water.

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Bonnie Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area of San Francisco. A longtime contributor to The New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, she has been the recipient of the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award from Harvard University, the Lowell Thomas Gold Award, and a National Press Foundation Fellowship.


An enthusiastic and thoughtful work ... glorious * The New York Times *
Magnificent. Only a truly great story can hold my attention and Why We Swim had me nailed to the chair . . . I love this book. -- Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run
A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted. -- Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A love letter to the healing qualities and timeless joy of slipping into the water * The Irish Times *
A thoughtful, moving, beautifully written ode to the aquatic art * San Francisco Chronicle *

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