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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The journey has often been lonely. Brittney Griner, the No. While she was open to coaches about her sexuality from the outset, she was never told about this policy.

Brittney guides you through her mind and soulful feelings like how she took on a one game suspension at the Baylor vs Texas Tech game when she punched Jordan Barncastle, and how she broke up with her girlfriend and never could trust anybody again. It was great to hear her talk about her successes as well as the things she struggles with. We plan to do the same this summer. From Griner, though, there has only been regret, sorrow, acceptance of responsibility.

But the sport’s “most transformative figure” Sports Illustrated is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image, and self-esteem. With a 8 pages of photos. I’m a huge fan of the ladies’ college game, but I read this only for the purpose of finding out whether it had been published recently enough to contain any news about the recently announced marital engagement between author Brittney Griner and current WNBA pro player Glory Johnson, who is a former Tennessee Lady Vol.

I am usually a really slow reader but I read this book in less than two days because I liked it so much. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He is an assistant editor for the online literary journal Spartan spartanlit. In this sense, her ability to grow and become her own person provide hope for A solid narrative for the genre, I would say that Griner did this in order to establish her own voice and person after feeling stifled and controlled first by her father and then by the Baylor basketball program.

Grineer try again later. I like how the book starts because right away you get a feeling for brittnwy she is as a person and it’s a positive feeling because she talks about always wanting to make people around her happy.

Never did I realize how much pain and hurt she was going through as hriner played. If you are fascinated by the WNBA. Write a customer review. To view it, click here. Summary Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.

Oct 21, Ryan Mishap rated it liked it Shelves: She is by no means perfect who among us is and she is still very young, but she demonstrates a wisdom beyond her years in many aspects of her life.

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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner

From a more monolithic and, well, male sport, responding to an incident of domestic violence is high time for blustery public relations blabber. This book shows Griner completely committed to her own authenticity despite the attempts of Baylor and Kim Mulkey to squash it. Her coping mechanisms–anger, skinn, retreating into herself–are also familiar.

Griner’s book is not winning any literary awards, but for the fans of women’s college basketball it’s a must read. 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. The ghostwriter was able to craft a fine narrative, and provide insights that most year-olds can’t.

So I came back to the ball, and DB lobbed me a pass that led me toward the baseline. You can hear her voice, feel her pain and celebrate her triumphs. Learn more about Iin Prime. This book made me like Griner even more than before, she’s funny, honest and real.

Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

Anyone one who says to themselves “sexuality shouldn’t be news every time a player comes out as gay”, should read this. I’m not sure if I’ve ever read a sports bio — but for my firt one, I really enjoyed myself. So yeah it was really messed up and even though it’s only one person’s experience at one university, obviously it’s a huge issue with college sports in general and especially college women’s basketball. Pre-purchased this book on Kindle, and when it came I read it all the way through at one sitting.

Explore nrittney Home Gift Guide. The world’s most famous female basketball player shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found the strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

If you know a young person or female athlete who is being harassed for whatever reason – race, appearance, gender or sexuality – this would be a good book to share. Customers who bought this item also bought. It is too bad that the second writer whitened or flattened Griner’s voice, but the importance of being yourself still comes through loud and clear. Her coming-out and the media attention surrounding it were obviously huge brittmey for Baylor, which actually has a written “no gays allowed” bylaw on the books.

That last trait has proven to be an unfathomably tall hurdle for Griner to clear. I definitely think it deserved much more than that.

Throughout the book, Brittney describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers. The book is written in the first person, but many parts, especially those where she dissects complicated relationships and lessons learned, just don’t read like they came out of the pen of someone who eats Skittles for breakfast.

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