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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I was sort of drawn-in by how I felt like someone was just talking to me as I read — no frills around the writing here — briytney that was sort of fun for me for a change. 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.

Though Britteny 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.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I don’t keep up with sports at all. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Pre-purchased this book on Kindle, and when it came I read it all the way through at one sitting. Set up a giveaway. Read more Read less.

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Never did I realize how much pain and hurt she was going through as she played. It’s a very serious book. WNBA star Griner’s memoir explores her childhood, college basketball experience at Texas’s Baylor University, and transition to playing professionally for the Phoenix Mercury.

Her coping mechanisms–anger, fighting, retreating into herself–are also familiar. Interesting, after the recent domestic violence suspension from skiin for a number of games, is her history of fighting as a youth that seemed to be exacerbated by her strict and protected upbringing.

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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. In addition to the story above she also mentions that at times while she was playing in 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.

After the first few chapters, you get submerged in a world of race and fighting to be the best. Jul 12, Eileen rated it griiner it. Apr 03, Jennie Hoelscher rated it really liked it. Brittney Griner, the No. Basketball players — Zkin States — Biography. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There is no story here, so don’t bother.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Bravo Brittney, I wish you the very best in life, both on and off the court!

The author gracefully addresses nrittney topics including her views on Baylor’s antihomosexuality policy and her challenging relationships with her father and with Baylor coach Kim Mulkey. The journey has often been lonely.

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

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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Try the Kindle edition girner experience these great reading features: 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 had to buy this as part of a class and I really enjoyed the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a really easy read that was hard to put down.

Brittney Griner, the No. 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. People who want to know the effects of bullying and the power if hardwork and perseverance should read this book. Hardcoverpages. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. To ask other readers questions about In My Skinplease sign up.

She also talks about opening up about her sexuality. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. May 18, Kaela rated it really liked it. May 31, Jen Mcgovern rated it really liked it. I liked this book a lot because I usually read sports autobiographies because it is my favorite genre for books. Griner later found out that what Mulkey actually meant was, “No At 6’8”, with an inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe men’sthe Phoenix Mercury star has heard every vicious insult in the book, enduring years of taunting that began in middle school and continues to this day.

Anyone who is interested in how college prospects are being recruited and fascinated by the NCAA should read this book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. We introduced all three of our grandchildren brittndy basketball, through the Lady Bears.