Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotype.. . Brittney Griner, the second-leading career scorer at the top level of and ultimately liberating memoir, “In My Skin: My Life on and Off the. Brittney Griner, 6’8” wunderkind of women’s basketball, shows herself to be one of the latter types of athletes in her memoir, In My.
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Two things I enjoyed about this book was that included basketball lingo basketball language and it also classified terms really well. We continued to watch her play when she played on tv. Throughout the book when the authors wrote about how BG was feeling at certain times, like when she curled up and cried in the bathroom after losing in the Sweet Sixteen, the descriptive language allowed me to feel what she was feeling at that time.
She gave us so much enjoyment, every time she played.
It would not, in a better world, be very difficult for Griner to find acceptance. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Open Preview See a Problem? Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Branch Library formerly East Delavan Branch. Again, I commend Britteny as she didn’t hold back in telling her story. On the flip side, of course, it’s terrific to see women’s sports memoirs and even better to see memoirs by people who are well-known and queer and are just like I was thinking young young young young as Ny read this, and then I paused and realised that I’d better check how old Griner is.
I love basketball and always enjoy books about sports but this one in particular was really good because I have watched Brittney Griner play and have always been amazed by her so to read about her and get a feeling for who she is as a person was skib cool. Even buying an extra sports package to watch her games, on tv.
My heart ached while reading how her life was a struggle in dkin many areas. A franker version, when she’s ready to tell it, would probably be quite a story. Any person who is in a position to influence our children, is and should be held to a higher standard then most. Mar 18, Christie Litchfield rated it really liked it. As her coach at Baylor U. Being true to self is the only way. The author gracefully addresses prickly topics including her views on Baylor’s antihomosexuality policy and her challenging relationships with her father and with Baylor coach Kim Mulkey.
Read reviews that mention brittney griner young woman great read women basketball role model highly recommend really enjoyed great book recommend this book well written feels like reading this book must read watch some games easy read high school excellent read kim mulkey true to herself getting to vriner. The descriptive language really helped gain a sense of things she went through and as I was reading I could connect with what she was saying.
Brittney Griner is a fascinating American, despite much bacon and fast food she consumes. Classic and Contemporary Readings.
Anyone who is interested in how college prospects are being recruited and fascinated by the NCAA should read this book. Aside from her basketball prowess, I love her journey of self acceptance and being true to herself in what can be a harsh world. Return to Book Page. As a Baylor alum, and big backer of the women’s basketball program, I appreciated Brittany’s honesty. I was inspired reading her story and learning about the hardships she has overcome to be the amazing and unique young woman she is.
May 07, Sarah rated it liked it.
Which was super-interesting for a huge basketball nerd like me but actually my biggest takeaway from the basketball part was about her relationship with Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey; there’s a big misconception that their falling out ksin the result of the Louisville game but actually the main source of tension was Griner’s refusal to remain closeted once she was done with Baylor basketball.
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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court
Kindle Edition Grienr Purchase. Otherwise, you will threaten the man. May 19, Kelsey rated it really liked it. So I came back to the ball, and DB lobbed me a pass that led me toward the baseline. Brittney’s close bonds with her mother, Sandra, and her supportive siblings and friends; her amazing accomplishments at Baylor, including the team’s record her last two seasons; her adventurous new life as a pro in the WNBA; and her distinct sense of style, exemplified by the tattoos she proudly wears.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I definitely think it deserved much more than that. This book made me like Griner even more than before, she’s funny, honest and real.
This biography took a lot of courage for Ms.
Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner
May 18, George Miles rated it really liked it. Examining serious issues such as body image, bullying, sexual identity, and skij, the author b. Groner would recommend this book to people that enjoy sports, specifically basketball. At six foot eight with an eighty-eight-inch wingspan and a size 17 men’s shoe, Phoenix Mercury star and three-time All-American Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom.