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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes by [Ryan, Joan]
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Length: 243 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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One of Sports Illustrated's "Top 100 Sports Books of All Time"

One of Guardian (UK)'s "Top 50 Sports Books of All Time"

"Scathing...profoundly important."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Stunning and frightening."--John Feinstein, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled and The First Major

"Confirms your worst suspicions about 15-year-old gymnasts in 10-year-old bodies and the terrible price they pay, regardless of success."--Phil Mushnick, New York Post

"This book will open the eyes of every girl and parent with dreams of the Olympics, and it will change forever the way America looks at two of its most beloved sports."--Billie Jean King

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A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6105 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (3 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CGI3F2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 starsI think gymnastics has a lot of wonderful qualities, such as instilling discipline
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5.0 out of 5 starsIt's 22 years old but it is a valuable snapshot ...
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