Breaking the Surface
|Breaking the Surface|
co-writer: Eric Marcus
|Publication date||1 March 1996|
|Media type||Hardcover, paperback|
Louganis chronicles his winning of back-to-back double gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1988 Summer Olympics, and his self-doubt and lack of confidence that held him back personally and professionally because of concealing his sexual orientation as a gay athlete. This is about him coming out as an HIV-positive gay man.
As a follow-up to the success of the book, Canadian television and film director Steven Hilliard Stern directed Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story in 1997, starring Mario Lopez as Louganis, with Louganis also appearing in certain scenes of the made-for-TV movie and as narrator. Louganis also produced a video diary called "Looking To the Light," which picked up where "Breaking the Surface" left off.
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