Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 18, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls of fame: the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Although retired as an athlete, Tewksbury remains a highly respected public figure. He delivered prized swimming analysis for the CBC from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, hosts the Discovery Channel's popular How It's Made show, and is Co-President of the first World Outgames, Montreal 2006.

Tewksbury has spoken to millions as part of his eighteen-year speaking career and remains much in demand as an inspirational speaker to companies and organizations around the world. For his active humanitarianism, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, and in 2005 Tewksbury was awarded the International Person of the Year Award at S?o Paulo Pride in Brazil. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For more on Mark Tewksbury, please visit www.MarkTewksbury.com

"To reach the pinnacle of Olympic Swimming takes incredible dedication, resilience and courage that few possess. To reach your true self takes these attributes and a great deal more courage so, therefore, even fewer arrive at this point in their lives. Mark Tewksbury is one of these courageous people who achieve so much and through pain, suffering, daring, and pure fight, become who they truly are, inside and out."
--Duncan Armstrong O.A.M., Australian Olympic Swimming Legend

  

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Contents

GRANDMAS CLOSET
CONNECTING THE DOTS
BARBIE IN THE BATHTUB
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
A KISS OF FATE
FAG
THE WALK OF SHAME
THE MEDIA CIRCUS
THE SAMARANCH AVALANCHE
NO REGRETS
AN OATH TO REFORM
TELEVISION WITH BORDERS
SUMMER GARDEN DEBUT
INTOLERABLE
ANYTHING BUT FAB

THE BACKUP PLAN
THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
THREES COMPANY
SAY IT ISNT SO
THE MORALITY CLAUSE
DO THE HUSTLE
THE READY ROOM
THE GUY FROM TIME
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
A DAY TO REMEMBER
THE TRAIN DERAILED
MY LAST HOPE
ROCK BOTTOM
AN UNLIKELY TURNER POINT
QUEEN OF THE DESERT
FROM HERO TO ZERO
CRACKING THE CLOSET
SEX ED
PRINCELY INTERVENTION
POLITICS OF POWER
SITE SELECTION
BLAME IT ON RIO
POINT OF NO RETURN
A WELCOME KISS
GET HOME NOW
GIVE ME A SIGN
TATTOOED BLOND BARBIE
DREADING WEDDINGS
SPEAKING ABOUT OUT
WINTER GARDEN DEBUT
LEARN TO LET GO
RUMORS AND INNUENDO
DR TEWKSBURY
MONTREAL CALLING
THE JOHANNESBURG DECISION
GET REAL
KENTUCKY FRIED MARK
HALLOWEEN DRAG CHRISTMAS DOLL
TWO BECOME ONE
THE REAL DEAL
THE SHOWDOWN IN CHICAGO
THE 1ST WORLD OUTGAMES
OLYMPIC PEER POWER
THE PINK TRIANGLE
ATHENS ROCKED
THE BOOMERANG CURVEBALL
HOME SWEET HOMO
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About the author (2010)

Mark Tewksbury (Montreal, PQ) won a gold medal in swimming in the 1992 Barcelona Olymics. Heís been inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame and has appeared on the cover of Time.

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