Release Date:
May 19, 2014

The Hurt Artist by Shane Niemeyer is a gritty, candid and vivid telling of Shane’s stirring journey, a lesson in the value of second chances, and a clear reminder nobody is beyond the reach of salvation.

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What people are saying…

The Hurt Artist is a riveting memoir by Shane Niemeyer that takes us on a raw, unedited life journey that includes the struggles of an addict trying to find peace and the joy and journey to every triathlete’s promised land: Kona, Hawaii!
—Jason Peter, New York Times bestselling author of Hero of the Underground

Talk about being competitive and being down to his last strike, Shane Niemeyer’s harrowing journey from suicidal to successful offers everyone hope that change is possible and victory only comes when you refuse to give up or give in. I was alternately horrified and hopeful as I read the pages of this honest and intense book.
—Tony LaRussa, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee and author of One Last Strike

Everyone has their challenges in life, the journey they need to go through to get to where they are today. People sharing their stories, like Shane has done, not only makes people feel like they are not alone in their testing times, but also supports them to know they can get through it just as others have before them. It takes a strong person to conquer their demons but even stronger to share and expose their weakness allowing for judgement and criticism. Shane has met his demons and come out the other side on top with one of the best attitudes we know.
—Laura & Greg Bennett, Olympians, World Champions, Multiple World Cup Champions

Like most of us, Shane Niemeyer likes to test his limits. THE HURT ARTIST gave me an entirely different perspective on just how far he fell before becoming an Ironman. His life story deserves to be told and demonstrates what perseverance can do for anyone no matter how hopeless they may feel their situation is. You may never compete in an Ironman Triathlon, but Shane shows how anyone can overcome any obstacle and pursue their dream with passion.
—Craig Alexander, 5x Triathlon World Champion and author of As The Crow Flies

A special thanks to Rob Kirkpatrick of St. Martin’s Press, Steve Ross with Abrams Artists Agency, and writer Gary Brozek. 



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