Sydney’s iconic Bookshop Darlinghurst will host two events with Matthew Mitcham this Mardi Gras, giving fans an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the Olympian-turned-author.
Head to the Midnight Shift from 5.30pm on February 28 for An Evening with Matthew Mitcham, where the diver will talk about and sign copies of his autobiography Twists & Turns. Then from midday on March 2, he’ll appear at the Bookshop Darlinghurst for a book signing.
The champion diver’s book chronicles both the high of his Beijing Olympic Games success in the 10m platform and the crippling self-doubt, drug abuse, and shadow of depression that had plagued him all his life, even forcing him into premature retirement.
Mitcham achieved the highest single dive in Olympic Games history in 2008 and became the first Australian male to win a gold medal in diving since 1924.