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Former Olympian Lisa Curry is writing a tell-all memoir

Olympian Lisa Curry has announced her plans to release a memoir detailing her swimming career and the tragic death of her eldest daughter. 

The book will be called Lisa: 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss and will be released in May, The Sunday Telegraph reports. 

The memoir, published by Harper Collins, will address the illness and devastating death of Curry’s daughter Jaimi, who passed at age 33 in September, 2020.  

Tell-all book: Olympian Lisa Curry, 59, (left) has announced her plans to release a memoir detailing her swimming career and the tragic death of her eldest daughter Jaimi (right)

‘I have lived a pretty big life, with a lot of love, and some very heavy losses. This book is both my story and my survival guide for others,’ Lisa, 59, said in a statement.   

Lisa was initially writing the book before the death of Jaimi, but took a hiatus after becoming overwhelmed by grief./  

However, she said with ‘a bit of prompting, a few false starts and some empathy’, she was finally able to finish the book.   

Big life: 'I have lived a pretty big life, with a lot of love, and some very heavy losses. This book is both my story and my survival guide for others,' Lisa said in a statement

Big life: ‘I have lived a pretty big life, with a lot of love, and some very heavy losses. This book is both my story and my survival guide for others,’ Lisa said in a statement

The tome will also delve into her professional and personal life from her journey as young mother to one of Australia’s most beloved athletes. 

It will also discuss her relationship with her father, her frustration at not getting on the Olympic dais and her relationship with ex-husband, Grant Kenny.  

In addition to this, it will also follow life lessons from her training, positive body image, dealing with trolls, and focusing on mental and physical health.  

Exes: The book will delve into her relationship with her father, her frustration at not getting on the Olympic dais, and her later years as a wellness entrepreneur and relationship with ex-husband, Grant Kenny (left)

Exes: The book will delve into her relationship with her father, her frustration at not getting on the Olympic dais, and her later years as a wellness entrepreneur and relationship with ex-husband, Grant Kenny (left) 

In her statement, Lisa said she was initially asked to write a memoir nine years ago, but turned down the opportunity.  

‘I was approached to write a book at 50 but didn’t feel I’d done enough. Ten years on, I’ve learned a few things along the way I’d love to share with readers.’ 

Lisa, who now works as a wellness entrepreneur, said she has called on her experiences as a motivational speaker years before writing the book.  

Tragic: Jaimi tragically died in September last year at the age of 33

Tragic: Jaimi tragically died in September last year at the age of 33

So sad: It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital

So sad: It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital

‘As a motivational speaker for 40 years, I’ve been talking about myself for a long time, but that was only part of the story,’ Curry added.   

Lisa has been open about the her loss of daughter Jaimi, who died a little over a one year ago. 

Posting to Instagram in April, Lisa admitted she still struggles to talk about her loss, and experiences ‘pain and fear’ on a daily basis.

Grieving process: Lisa revealed she 'constantly stops' to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj (pictured), who was born two months after her death

Grieving process: Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj (pictured), who was born two months after her death  

‘Our Jaimi. My brain has thoughts and conversations that my mouth can’t say,’ Lisa wrote next to a throwback photo of herself cuddling up to her daughter. 

‘It’s hard to talk about the pain and fear that is felt daily. Life goes on. People say you get stronger… You don’t. You just learn to hide it better,’ she continued.  

Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj, who was born two months after her death.

'Keep fighting and don't give up': Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need. Pictured: Jaimi Kenny

‘Keep fighting and don’t give up’: Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need. Pictured: Jaimi Kenny

‘So many beautiful moments that she would have loved. But we still include her in everything we do,’ Lisa added, explaining that she ‘talks about Jaimi often’ with her three-year-old grandson, Flynn Gruell.

Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need.  

It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital.

Lisa and her ex-husband Grant Kenny, 57, are also parents to son Jett, 27, and daughter Morgan, 31.

For confidential support in Australia, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au. Alternatively, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800

Family ties: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn

Family ties: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn

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