Fast Girl A Life Spent Running from Madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton is a book that caught my eye a while back, but I never bought it. What caught my eye about it is from a glance it mentions a professional runner who turned into an escort. I was curious as to how someone could go from that to escorting, but I wasn’t ready for the depth of the book which is what drew me in.

Suzy starts out by speaking about her family, how she grew up, and how she discovered her love for running. Then her book took an interesting turn as she spoke about her brother’s bipolar disorder diagnosis. She later on spoke on how she was one of the top runners in the country and even ran internationally eventually appearing in the Olympics.

After a suicide attempt she was diagnosed with depression and prescribed medicine. It wasn’t until after she started escorting that she was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I don’t want to spoil the book because I think people should read that story. I recommend it to anyone who is interested and/or struggling with mental health. I recommend it to anyone who looking for a good story to read. It really helped me to understand what goes on inside of the head of those who struggle with mental illness.