Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure SkatersBook - 1996
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
Branch Call Number: 796.44 Ry
Description: 243 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm