We’ve released the e-book version of Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist three weeks before the paperback becomes available!
For anyone interested in purchasing the Kindle version of my self-help memoir, just click here.
And for all those who prefer to physically hold the book in your hand, you can pre-order a copy by clicking here.
For anyone unfamiliar with me or what I’ve written about, I’m a former criminal defense attorney and ACLU board member, an elite athlete in high school and college track and field who once bested the Olympic gold medalist in the women’s hammer throw at the 2000 World Junior Championship and is now unable to stand for more than a few minutes at a time. I’ve endured more than fifty surgeries and procedures since the age of four, rack up more medical conditions than exist in most extended families, and am every diabetic’s worst nightmare when it comes to just how many ways the disease can f**k with your body.
All of that and more is covered in Relentless, which is summarized as follows:
“Katherine Itacy was born deformed and, by the age of four, had developed both a dangerous spinal disorder and an incurable disease. Yet, thirteen years later, she’d amassed five state and eight national high school championship titles in track and field.
She’d go on to compete in the Division I NCAA Championships, and, later, graduate fourth in her law school class. By twenty-five, she was operating her own law firm and by twenty-nine, was serving on three boards of directors for civil rights and criminal justice non-profit organizations.
Persevering through hate mail, public ridicule, a death threat, two sexual assaults, and diabulimia, Katherine believed sheer will could get her through anything—that is, until her medical conditions proved that, sometimes, mind over matter just won’t cut it.
RELENTLESS details the lessons that Katherine learned from pushing her body, using her mind, and opening her heart to their absolute limits, from handling successes to devastating failures, from managing disease to overcoming eating disorders, from pursuing her passions to being forced to redefine her identity.
In this brutally honest memoir, Katherine shares her most embarrassing and traumatic moments alongside her greatest achievements and deepest joys to caution, motivate, and inspire her readers.”
I’m so excited for you to be able to finally read this labor of love. It’s taken me three years to complete, and was researched, written, and edited at the library, across two different states, in bed or on the couch, where I’ve been laid up for most hours of most days since my retirement at the ripe old age of thirty-three, and in the waiting rooms of more doctors’ offices than I care to remember.
I do hope you’ll enjoy what I have to say.
Please feel free to rate and review the book on Amazon and Goodreads. I look forward to hearing what you thought of it!
All my best,