Lisa Curry’s memoir has already become a bestseller

Lisa Curry’s memoir has already become a number one bestseller – after she revealed how the gut-wrenching book is helping others

Lisa Curry’s memoir has shot to the top of the bestseller list in Australia. 

Her tome, Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss, is a raw account of the 59-year-old athlete’s difficult life.

On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that the book went ‘straight to number one’ upon release.  

Winner: Lisa Curry’s (pictured) memoir has shot to the top of the bestseller list in Australia. On Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported that the book went ‘straight to number one’

On Friday, Lisa revealed that she hopes that her new book will help others who are struggling just like she has. 

‘My life’s ambition has always been to use my experiences to help others, ever since I was a teenager going to teachers’ college,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.

Lisa went on to reveal that she has been ‘inundated with messages on social media’ from people who have related to her journey. 

Raw: Her tome, Lisa: A Memoir - 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss, is a raw account of the 59-year-old athlete's difficult life

Raw: Her tome, Lisa: A Memoir – 60 Years of Life, Love & Loss, is a raw account of the 59-year-old athlete’s difficult life

‘The book has only been out for a week and I already know that my lived experiences have helped people in more ways than I ever imagined,’ she said.  

In the book, the Olympic swimmer shares harrowing new details about her daughter Jaimi Kenny’s private struggles prior to her death aged 33.

In an extract from her biography, Lisa claims Jaimi was once ‘taken advantage of’ by a male friend while she was drunk.

Difficult: In the book, the Olympic swimmer shares harrowing new details about her daughter Jaimi Kenny's private struggles prior to her death aged 33. In an extract, Lisa claims Jaimi (left) was once 'taken advantage of' by a male friend while she was drunk

 Difficult: In the book, the Olympic swimmer shares harrowing new details about her daughter Jaimi Kenny’s private struggles prior to her death aged 33. In an extract, Lisa claims Jaimi (left) was once ‘taken advantage of’ by a male friend while she was drunk

The alleged incident occurred in the man’s car after he offered to drive her home from a party.

‘[Jaimi] was drunk enough to be taken advantage of without being able to put up any resistance, but not so out of it that she didn’t remember what had happened,’ Lisa wrote in the extract published by The Herald Sun.

The grieving mother described the incident as a ‘complete abuse of trust’ and ‘yet another hurt in Jaimi’s already deeply traumatic and painful life’.

Elsewhere, Lisa shared heartbreaking details of Jaimi’s battle with an eating disorder. 

Struggles: Lisa also shared heartbreaking details of Jaimi's battle with an eating disorder

 Struggles: Lisa also shared heartbreaking details of Jaimi’s battle with an eating disorder

Jaimi, Lisa’s daughter with former Ironman and Olympic bronze medal winner Grant Kenny, died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in September 2020. She was 33.

She had been battling alcoholism and an eating disorder for years before her death.

Lisa and Grant, once considered a golden couple of Australian sport, married in 1984, welcomed three children together – son Jett and daughters Jaimi and Morgan – and separated in 2009.

 Lifeline: 13 11 14 The Butterfly Foundation: 1800 ED HOPE Alcoholics Anonymous: 1300 222 222

Loss: Jaimi, Lisa's daughter with former Ironman and Olympic bronze medal winner Grant Kenny, died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in September 2020. She was 33

 Loss: Jaimi, Lisa’s daughter with former Ironman and Olympic bronze medal winner Grant Kenny, died at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in September 2020. She was 33

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