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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 had never thought about what life was like in her skin, so I read her book. 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.

There is no story here, so don’t bother. It was interesting for me because I was able to relate in some of the sport sit In My Skin: May 18, George Miles rated it really liked it.

As her coach at Baylor U. Griner’s side of their relationship.

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

The one anecdote from In My Skin that tells you everything you need to know about who Brittney Griner is and why she is so freaking important is that at the beginning of her senior year at Baylor when she found out that the Phoenix Mercury had gotten the 1 draft pick for the next season, she called her cell phone company and asked for a new number mu a Phoenix area code.

I would recommend this book to any young person who feels like they don’t fit in to the so called norm grindr realize how important it is to be true to yourself and you will find exactly where you fit in in this life. Because this came out in Her message changes your perspective of how you take life, after a big hit. I also enjoyed how Brittany explained every step of her journey and spoke clearly. So yeah that’s a lot. It was interesting for me because I was able to relate in some of skln sport situations she faced and it was didn’t because this was the first female athlete I’ve read a book about and going into this book I didn’t think I would be able to connect to a female athlete in the same grined I do I for a male athlete.

Griner’s book is not winning any literary awards, but for the fans of women’s college basketball it’s a must read. I felt like she Brittany should have talked more about the draft process and her first few games with the Geiner, instead she talked more about bullying and her sexual interest. I was thinking young young young young as I read this, and then I paused and realised that I’d better check how old Griner is.


It was great to read about her achievements and all the hurdles that she had to overcome. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The brirtney was able to skni a fine narrative, and provide insights that most year-olds can’t. Summary Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering brittnwy 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.

This is a very quick read, packed with pain and the beginning of growing up and loving yourself for grner you are. Apr 18, Alexandria Stephens added it Shelves: The way they wrote about events in her life I could vividly imagine and put a mental image in my head.

I for one congratulate her on reaching a place where she is finally comfortable with who she is, even if others are not. Open Preview See a Problem? Throughout the book, Brittney describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers. For another case study definitely check out the documentary Training Rules which used to be on Netflix but isn’t at the moment, sadlywhich focuses on former Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland and brkttney locker room policy of, “No brigtney, no drugs, no lesbians.

The personal story of being bullied at school and controlled by a dominating father at home are themes many can connect with. Brittney also explores her ny relationships with two people she loves and respects—her father, Ray, and her coach at Baylor, Kim Mulkey—as well as her mixed feelings about playing for a school britgney has a policy against homosexuality.

I enjoyed reading Brittney Griner’s courageous story, but I had a hard time suspending my disbelief about the ghostwriting. You don’t have to agree with her choices all the time, but you have to admire how she has managed to survive a very difficult life both on and off the court. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court

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.


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Oct 21, Ryan Mishap rated it liked it Shelves: As I reached for the ball, I thought about the shot I always took at Baylor, my go-to move: In My Skin is by one of the best women basketball players ever, Brittney Griner. I read this because I was curious about how Brittney Griner would describe her experience playing basketball at Baylor, specifically her experience as a gay athlete at a school that has a written policy prohibiting both homosexual acts and activities that advocate on behalf of homosexuals.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazing insight into herself for such a young person. Brlttneypages. Classic and Contemporary Readings.

It’s mainly a promotional exercise. The basketball stories are actually minimal–this is more of a personal sharing.

It was great to hear her talk about her successes as well as the things she struggles with. I liked this book a lot because I usually read sports autobiographies because it is my favorite genre for books. Feeling uncomfortable in her own skin for much of her adolescence, Brittney struggled with anger, the Achilles heel that often got her into trouble, ekin with her fists.

All I gained from reading this is that Brittney Griner’s temper is apparently still unchecked, that she has little gratitude or regard for Baylor University or its coach Kim Mulkey, and that she has little — very little — of interest to say.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It would not, in a better world, be very difficult for Griner to find acceptance. Never did I realize how much pain and hurt she was going through as she played. Griner went through struggles when she was growing up with her dad and her identity of who she was but when you watch her on the court you would never guess that.

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