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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Brittney also explores her complicated relationships with two people she loves and respects—her father, Ray, and her coach at Baylor, Kim Mulkey—as well as her mixed feelings about playing for a school that has a policy against homosexuality. Anyone interested in learning about the effects of bullying on those among us that don’t fit societies definition of “normal”, should read this. Aug 21, Tiffany Anne rated it really liked it.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. The way they wrote about events in her life I could vividly imagine and put a mental image in my head. Though Skln only spends a sentence on what Kim put her daughter through, Kim herself has on occasion spoken on the issue of how unfairly she treated her own daughter.
I definitely think it deserved much more than that. Sitting courtside at the Mercury games, watching her briytney with fans and coaches, i could “hear” her voice throughout this book.
Set up a giveaway. Branch Library formerly East Delavan Grinsr. She stands at six feet eight inches with an eighty-eight-inch wingspan and a size 17 men’s shoe, the Phoenix Mercury star and three-time All-American. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 24, Jack Kenzakowski rated it really liked it.
I have grier a fan of Brittney’s, she is an amazing athlete. I like how the book is about basketball, but there’s barely any exaggerations or humor. Really glad that I took the time to read this book.
Brittney’s close bonds with her mother, Sandra, and her grinee 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. Griner talks early on about the famous “coming out” SportsCenter video and how that moment wasn’t really supposed to play out bdittney way it did; she really wanted to do gfiner in a more comprehensive, thoughtful way She cites Jason Collins as the person she wanted to emulate rather than an offhanded sound bite and there’s definitely a sense that she saw this book as the chance to do that.
Even though she was the 1 pick during the season, she still had a lot of personal problems going on. I had never thought about what life was like in her skin, so I read her book.
In addition to the story above she also mentions that at times while she was playing kn college she felt like she couldn’t go to the rim too hard, pointing out that LeBron James, for example, probably never worries about coming across too strong.
In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner
I loved this book! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Worked for a bit of light reading. She clashes with her classmates, father and coaches over her sexuality, and with media outlets and the WNBA over the bullshit double standards for female athletes. Oct 19, Divya rated it it was amazing. The ghostwriter was able to craft a fine narrative, and provide insights that most year-olds can’t.
I had never heard of Brittney Griner before this book. The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Brittney is a 6’8 basketball player. From a more monolithic and, well, male sport, responding to an incident of domestic violence is high skkin for blustery public relations blabber. Mar 07, Jory rated it liked it.
Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner
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 Kim Mulkey should be ashamed of herself. Get to Know Us. The book is presented in more of a conversational style, like she talked into a tape recorder and her “with” writer organized the bio into a book.