A Guide for the Advanced Soul by Susan Haywood, Harper Collins, $22.99.
My favourite book of all time is A Guide for the Advanced Soul. It was given to me by my older sister Toni before the 1990 Commonwealth Games to help me get through my first major swimming meet.
The premise of the book is to help with motivation and positive thinking with each page having an inspirational quote or saying.
After performing well at that competition, it then became a superstition that the book had to be packed in my suitcase for every swim meet.
Since retiring, the book continues to be a great source of inspiration and guidance.