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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
67834
publisher:
Doubleday
genre:
Sports, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Sports columnist Joan Ryan reveals the horrors behind the graceful vaults and double axels, focusing on fame-crazed parents and relentless coaches. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes‘s engaging but wildly digressive anecdotes, including accounts of notorious gymnastic coach Bela Karolyi, are too often interrupted with old-hat explanations about how our culture expects women to remain girls. B

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