Submitted by: Village Books
Village Books and Fairhaven Runners & Walkers are thrilled to welcome Diana Nyad to the bookstore’s Readings Gallery at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. The event is free; seating is limited. Guests will be able to purchase copies of Nyad’s memoir Find A Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream. She will sign books following her presentation.
Nyad will be passing through Bellingham with her EverWalk Team on their journey from White Rock, B.C., to Seattle. During her Bellingham stop, she will discuss her work with the biggest walking initiative in America and her memoir. Hillary Clinton said that Find a Way guided her through the 2016 general election: “When you’re facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfish and nearly anything else seems doable in comparison.”
In her riveting memoir, Nyad shares a spirited account of what it takes to face one’s fears, engage one’s passions and never ever give up. She speaks from experience. When Nyad arrived on the shores of Key West in 2013 after 53 hours of a grueling 112-mile open-ocean swim from Cuba, she not only set a world record – becoming the first person to swim the shark-infested waters between Cuba and Florida with no cage for protection – she also succeeded in fulfilling a dream she first chased at age 28 and at long last achieved when she was 64.
She shares her never-quit philosophy in her book: No matter what life may throw at you, or how many times you may have experienced defeat, it is always possible – as long as you commit to living life to the nth degree, no regrets – to “find a way.”
For her maverick open-water performances of the 1970s, Diana Nyad was known as the world’s greatest long-distance swimmer. For the next 30 years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC’s Wide World of Sports and others. She is a national fitness icon, has written three other books, is a talented linguist and is one of today’s most powerful and engaging public speakers. Please join Village Books and Fairhaven Runners & Walkers in welcoming Diana Nyad to Bellingham.
If You Go:
Diana Nyad will speak at Village Books’ Readings Gallery, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. The event is free; seating is first-come, first-serve. Please support the event by purchasing a copy of Nyad’s memoir, Find A Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream. She will sign books after her presentation. This event is co-sponsored by Fairhaven Runners & Walkers. For more information, visit villagebooks.com or call 360-671-2626.