In my skin My life on and off the basketball court

Brittney Griner

Book - 2014

"From the sports phenomenon - called by ESPN the world's most famous female basketball player - and youth role model comes an inspirational memoir exploring the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowering readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out"--

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Published
New York, NY : It Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2014]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
216 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780062309334
0062309331
9780062309358
0062309358
Main Author
Brittney Griner (-)
Other Authors
Sue Hovey (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"From the sports phenomenon - called by ESPN the world's most famous female basketball player - and youth role model comes an inspirational memoir exploring the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowering readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft and Phoenix Mercury star recalls the painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique, in this inspirational biography that speaks to issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The number one pick in the 2013 WNBA draft recalls the painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique, in a biography that speaks to issues of gender, sexuality, body image, and self-esteem.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, is a once-in-a-generation player, possessing a combination of size and athleticism never before seen in the women’s game. 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.At 6’8”, with an 88-inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe (men’s), the 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. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down.In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares. Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it’s also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.With a 8 pages of photos.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

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.Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, is a once-in-a-generation player, possessing a combination of size and athleticism never before seen in the women's game. 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.At 6'8', with an 88-inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe (men's), the 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. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down.In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique'inspiring lessons she now shares. Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it's also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.With a 8 pages of photos.