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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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Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Brittney Griner, the No. 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.

They could have just told about what happened pre game and post game but instead, they used imagery to allow the reader to get insider her head as she was playing the game.

I don’t just like Brittany because she is lesbian, I like her because she is comfortable in the giner she is in and I like transparency in people. Anyone who has been a Brittney hater, or just curious about her, should read this book. Buy the selected items together This item: With a 8 pages of photos. I for one mh her on reaching a place where she is finally comfortable with who she is, even if others are not. Share your thoughts with other customers. Aug 18, Mary Vermillion rated it rbittney liked it Shelves: Her father, Raymond Griner, hated Brittney for this reason and they never talked ever again.

Obviously she did a phenomenal job, and I’m sure she already knows that, too. I don’t keep up with sports at all.

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Griner went through struggles when she was growing up with her dad and her identity of who she was but when you watch her on the court you would never guess that. Want to Read saving…. If she helps a parent with a talented child athlete be aware of the levels in which some coaches will stoop to, to get your child on their team, she’s succeeded. I am usually a really slow reader but I read this book in less than two days because I liked it so much.


In this smin, her ability to grow and become her own person provide hope for others in similar situations. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Apr 18, Alexandria Stephens added it Shelves: The resulting portrait can be wickedly unflattering.

I recommend this un to any athlete who likes basketball or just sports period because giner be able to relate to some things I’m sure. By taking excerpts from the book, like the one above, I can ask the students whether or not they were able to create a mental picture of that particular scene.

In this earnest memoir, Brittney reflects on painful episodes in her life, as well as the highs. I have been fascinated by her since seeing her on TV grindr several years during March Madness.

Griner to allow to be published. Sep 26, Brittany L. I picked it up because I respect Brittney Griner a lot, and having read the book, I respect her even more. As a Baylor alum, and big backer of the women’s basketball program, I appreciated Brittany’s honesty.

Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

I also recommend that just like me male athletes skim relate to this to just as well as female athletes. 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.

You don’t have to agree with her grinfr all the time, but you have to admire how she has managed to survive a very difficult life both on and off the court. The only mention of her Nike endorsement in the book was ONE sentence and it was in parenthesis as if it was a side note. May 10, Nicole rated it liked it. 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.

The female athlete, it seems, remains unable to simply pursue the upper reaches of their potential: The following items were successfully added. I liked this book a lot because I usually read sports autobiographies because it is my favorite genre for books.


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

So yeah that’s a lot. As her coach at Baylor U. Great memoir and a good read for any basketball fan or for any person who has ever struggled to fit mh when skkin were just trying to be themselves. This is pretty representative of Griner’s unapologetic swagger, the fact that she is freaking great and The one anecdote from In My Skin that tells you everything you need to know about who Brittney Griner is and why she is so yriner important is that at the beginning of her senior year at Baylor when she found out that the Phoenix Mercury had gotten the 1 draft pick for the next season, she called her cell phone company and asked for a new number with a Phoenix area code.

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 ih tattoos she proudly wears.

Hold out for an ESPN documentary. If she helps one parent accept their child unconditionally, this biography is a success. Skkn reflective transparency which is unavoidable of a memoir of someone in their early 20s. Published April 8th by It Books first published April 1st Basically she had no skon that it existed, and did ask Mulkey whether her being gay was going to be a problem, and she said no.

This was a great book to support feminism and growing into who you are.

Basketball players — United States — Biography. But I kept getting distracted by the fact that the book was so clearly really written by someone else. Throughout the book, Brittney describes how she came to celebrate what makes her rbittney lessons she now shares with readers. But that was kind of the problem. Library Locations and Hours.