Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

Book - 1996
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In this disturbing book, sports columnist Ryan exposes the tarnish beneath Olympic gold as she reveals heartbreaking stories of the physical and psychological abuse suffered by countless young girls driven to achieve Olympic medals. In harrowing detail, Ryan documents the preponderance of abuse, eating disorders, weakened bones, and damaged psyches that are often the result of intensive training. 16-page photo insert.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446672504
Branch Call Number: 796.44 Ry
Description: 243 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jul 13, 2012

This book is an eyeopener for parents, teachers and anyone with a child who is interested in pursuing the sport. I have in my life seen and experienced several of damaging treatments described in this book; only not on an national scale.


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