Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
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
0446672505
Branch Call Number: 796.44 Ry
Description: 243 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
kato2011
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.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top