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Local Olympian Carolyn Wood Shares "Tough Girl" Memior

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Portland's own Carolyn Wood won a gold medal for swimming in the 1960 Rome Olympics when she was just 14 years old. She joined us to share her memoir, Tough Girl. The book recounts two journeys taken almost sixty years apart. One is the coming-of-age story of a rambunctious and closeted young swimmer competing on the national stage; the other follows her memories and meditations along the Camino de Santiago in 2012 as she alone comes to accept the end of a decades long relationship.

  • Book Event for Tough Girl
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland

For more information about Carolyn and her book, check out her website.