April 28, 2007 photo shows Suzy Favor-Hamilton crossing the
finish line at Camp Randall in Madison, Wis. Favor Hamilton
said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 that she will release a memoir
next month that will touch on the mental health issues that
compelled her to lead a double life as a Las Vegas call
MADISON — Suzy
Favor Hamilton said Wednesday that she will release a memoir next
month that will touch on the mental health issues that compelled
the former U.S. Olympian and University of Wisconsin track star to
lead a double life as a Las Vegas call girl.
told her Twitter followers that the book, "Fast Girl,"
will go on sale Sept. 14. She tweeted that she's "so excited
to finally share my story with you next month."
A blurb on
publisher HarperCollins' website says the book will recount how
manic depression and bipolar disorder drove Favor Hamilton to
excel as an athlete. It will also explain how medication
exacerbated her mania and made her become hypersexual, giving her
a newfound strength and a desire that drove her to secretly become
a $600-an-hour Las Vegas escort known as Kelly.
The blurb also
promised that Favor Hamilton will discuss how she contemplated
suicide after word of her secret life was revealed on The Smoking
Gun website in 2012 and how she finally got the right medical
thanks to diagnosis, therapy, Kelly has stepped into the shadows,
but Suzy is building a better life, one day at a time," the
blurb states. "Sharing her story, Suzy is determined to raise
awareness, provide understanding, and offer inspiration to others
coping with their own challenges."
Favor Hamilton, a
middle-distance runner, competed for the U.S. at the Olympics in
1992, 1996 and 2000 but didn't medal. She won seven U.S. national