"Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:16 pm

I do not understand the persistence with regard to trolling this thread.
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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton
Postby Mad Howler » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:08 am

I witnessed Suzy at high school cross country meets, I didn't think of it then but it would make sense she perceived herself to be running from something. Back then the girls ran a 3.2K (2mi) - she was routinely 2 minutes ahead of the rest at the finish and never let up in that isolation.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:46 am

Suzy was loving the money and attention. And clearly she still is with this book and all the interviews. Not surprising considering her history.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:48 am

Mad Howler wrote:I do not understand the persistence with regard to trolling this thread.
What I put down in words ago:
Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton
Postby Mad Howler » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:08 am

I witnessed Suzy at high school cross country meets, I didn't think of it then but it would make sense she perceived herself to be running from something. Back then the girls ran a 3.2K (2mi) - she was routinely 2 minutes ahead of the rest at the finish and never let up in that isolation.

Can you put this in the context of hot girl on girl action? Feel free to use pictures and/or video as part of your presentation.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:57 am

Ned, you're a sex addict.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:43 am

Bwis53 wrote:Ned, you're a sex addict.

If lovin' Suzy is wrong, I don't want to be right.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby gozer » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:30 pm

Mad Howler wrote:I do not understand the persistence with regard to trolling this thread.
What I put down in words ago:
Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton
Postby Mad Howler » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:08 am

I witnessed Suzy at high school cross country meets, I didn't think of it then but it would make sense she perceived herself to be running from something. Back then the girls ran a 3.2K (2mi) - she was routinely 2 minutes ahead of the rest at the finish and never let up in that isolation.


i think the book deftly deals with the issues it sets out to cover, including that, and that recollection reminds me of an associate who was near in age to s f h who told me about how not only the valedictorian but all but one of the top 10, 10 per cent, top ninth, 90th percentile & up (i forget which) of her high school class, and the classes on each side as well, wound up either in serious legal trouble or, more commonly, had serious psychological crack-ups within about five years. a number of theories were proposed, but it all sounds vaguely similar at least on some points. there was some fuzziness on terminology, but the proverbial nervous breakdown is what seemed most common. at least one fellow was in the stairwell of one of the dormitories at the u w yelling "help! get the ants off me![sic]"* at 3.00 on a tuesday morning. it was right around the time that somebody got loaded up on c jam and was able to jump through the window at the nitty gritty on account of getting a 64 km/h running start -- but that person was from out of town, if i remember correctly.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:16 am

That's interesting - sort of - what is called 'intellectual capacity' didn't neccessarily follow.
Has anyone commenting here actually read her book?
I'm about to.
I intend to learn about other angles of 'intellectual capacity'.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:55 am

Mad Howler wrote:That's I intend to learn about other angles of 'intellectual capacity'.

I'd love to see Suzy in several different angles.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:33 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
Mad Howler wrote:That's I intend to learn about other angles of 'intellectual capacity'.

I'd love to see Suzy in several different angles.

Couldn't help yourself - eh?
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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:49 am

Well, maybe that's all he can do; help himself while looking at Suzy from several different angles.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue May 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Has anyone actually read the book?

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Bwis53 » Tue May 17, 2016 1:36 pm

Gezzz, Ned, I'd a thought you'd have a first edition!

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue May 17, 2016 1:43 pm

Yeah, but it's kinda sticky.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by "Floozy" Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Beaver » Tue May 17, 2016 3:36 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Has anyone actually read the book?

Check your local libraries. I have a copy on hold. It's popular here, imagine that.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Floozy Favor Hamilton

Postby Beaver » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:39 pm

I got the book from the library after placing a hold and waiting for weeks. It's popular here. Read the first half which goes from her early family life to her Olympic career. Problems began in h.s...obsession with running and bulimia. Wasn't a good student but got into UW-Madison on track scholarship. College was just like h.s...more bulimia, running obsession, poor student but athletic dept helped her with tutors that sometimes did her assignments and profs who waived her exams.

Haven't gotten to the juicy Vegas escort part yet.


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