So I know some of you won't like my reaction to this book, but here goes.
My only question is this...why? Why in the world does anyone swim in really cold water? To me, it's like UFC fighting. It's okay to fight to the death if someone is trying to rape your wife or kill your son. But, to me, it's not okay to fight....just to win. Or just to say you did. And that's what kept running through my mind as I read this. Sure, she swam the English Channel to break the record. But as the swims got more complicated and more expensive, I kept thinking....what a waste of money! It's not like she was training to jump in and save someone's life....she was just swimming to prove that she could.
Now, I did find the scientific stuff fascinating--swimming with a temperature probe up your butt? Really? And it seems like Cox has a body that is built to swim in cold temperatures. But I wanted more personal information. I wanted to know what was going on in her personal life that made her abandon her home/life to make these swims. Obviously, I couldn't do it. So I admire her gumption. But I'm still going to ask, "Why?" and "Was this necessary?"