Fearless: Adventures with Extraordinary Women (Hardback)Louise Minchin (author)
From freediving in Finnish ice to cycling across Argentina, the much-loved broadcaster and author of Dare to Tri recounts her adventures of endurance and courage with eighteen extraordinary women.
Join Louise Minchin on 17 exhilarating adventures with trailblazing women who are breaking down barriers, smashing records and challenging stereotypes.
'To get to the heart of who these women are... I decided to do it the way that I know best, by taking part, spending time right beside them to experience the things they love.'
Driven to bring more attention to female stories of courage and endeavour, Louise Minchin pushes herself to the extreme and embarks on thrilling endurance adventures with trailblazing women. She freedives under the ice in the dark in Finland with Cath, the first woman to swim a mile in the Antarctic Circle; she cycles across Argentina with Mimi, one of the world's most famous female endurance runners; and she swims from Alcatraz with Anaya and Mitali, two young sisters who have braved the shark-infested waters over 70 times. With her natural empathy and sense of humour, Louise forms close bonds with 18 incredible women. She explores what drives them and how they find the resilience and determination to go on despite life's setbacks.
Lizzie overcame a life-threatening illness and now paddleboards whilst cleaning up the planet with her community; Rhian set up a charity in the face of grief and fundraises through hikes; and Zee took up rugby alongside her busy nursing career and motherhood. Louise reminds us of the bravery inside us all, and how essential it is to celebrate women's achievements. Prepare to be touched and inspired by these fearless women.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'Prepare to be blown away... the most incredible examples of girl power.' - Judy Murray OBE
'Incredibly moving and inspiring... Louise perfectly tells the stories of powerful and intrepid women... a reminder of what women can do and how enormous our untapped potential is.' - Gabby Logan
'Louise is such a positive and uplifting presence. Her fearlessness should inspire us all.' - Susanna Reid
'Wow - I loved this book. What a wonderful celebration of women's courage, resilience and endeavour.' - Dame Kelly Holmes
'Terrific. An inspiring, expansive exploration of adventure seeking. A call to arms for women to chase the best versions of themselves. I loved it... not only is it a cartography of wonderful women to discover, it's a manifesto for change that will seep into different areas of life.' - Irenosen Okojie MBE
'A celebration of the strength, power and determination of women. Reading these stories will leave you feeling inspired while dreaming up your own challenge to tackle. Life is for grabbing, and these women do just that.' - Giovanna Fletcher
'An entertaining rollercoaster... it took me to places emotionally I now long to go physically... a deep dive into the limitless strength of the female spirit.' - Lorraine Candy
'A truly remarkable collection of stories from incredible women... their adventures are an inspiration to us all.' - Sir Chris Hoy
'This brilliant book reminds us we are all capable of so much more than we believe. Completely inspiring.' - Bryony Gordon
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“Fearless: Adventures with Extraordinary Women by Louise Minchin”
Fearless:Adventures with Extraordinary Women by Louise Minchin is a fabulous, inspiring book about women who are extraordinary.
There are 18 women all doing amazing, inspirational things and Louise tells their stories... More
Had to stop reading this before bedtime as my adrenaline was pumping and I just wanted to join in! Inevitably some of the stories spoke to me more than others but all of them illustrate the message that no matter... More
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