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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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Again, I commend Britteny as she didn’t hold back in telling her story. Quick, interesting, and inspiring read.

Quick read- I may actually watch a woman’s basketball game in the future. I enjoyed the book. I definitely think it deserved much more than that. Aside from her basketball prowess, I love her journey of self dkin and being true to herself in what can be a harsh world.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Apr 27, Juanita rated it it was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. She also talks about opening up about her sexuality. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone.

If you do like basketball, especially women’s basketball then this book is a must read. I have zero respect for her – zero! It feels like a book that was dictated into a microphone and heavily edited to avoid offense or compromising a career.

The book is presented in more of a conversational style, like she talked into a tape recorder and her “with” writer organized the bio into a book.

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Brittney Griner Amazing Athletes. This book could definitely serve as a mentor text to teach writing. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I have great respect for her. Brittney Griner is a fascinating American, despite much bacon and fast food she consumes.

It was interesting for me because I was able to relate in some of the sport situations she faced and it was didn’t because this was the first female athlete I’ve read a book about griher going into this book I didn’t think I would be able to connect to a female athlete in the same ways I do I for a male athlete.


Although she’s a big time basketball player, it’s not just about basketball, there’s a lot of other good parts to the book so even if basketball isn’t your favorite book, it’s still worth the read and if you don’t like it, it probably won’t waste too much of your time.

The personal story britttney being bullied at school and controlled by a dominating father at home are themes many can connect with.

Read reviews that mention brittney griner young woman great read women basketball role model highly recommend really enjoyed great book recommend this book well written feels like reading this book must read watch some games easy read high school excellent read kim mulkey true to herself getting to know.

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

And in case you’re wondering why Griner would even pick a college knowing about that policy, she fully explains that, too: As a Lady Vol’s fan, Griner wasn’t one of my favorite players for obvious reasons. There are loving people and life on the other side. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. She was the dominant player in the nrittney college ranks; she grienr best remembered for her ability to dunk and for losing her temper and punching out a player on another team during her junior year.

Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. 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 britttney continues to this day. She put everything out there–warts and all.

Set up britntey giveaway. Griner comes across as a sympathetic person ski the depiction of her relationship with her father is interesting, but much of this account is rather guarded, particularly about coming out and the status of athletes at Baylor. It would not, in a better world, be very difficult for Griner to find acceptance. See all reviews. To ask other readers questions about In My Skinplease sign up. Brittney is a 6’8 basketball player. I’m not sure if I’ve ever read a sports bio — but for my firt one, I really enjoyed myself.


Briytney Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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 grimer strong. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Examining serious issues such as body image, bullying, sexual identity, and gender, the author b.

She continues to stand tall. I don’t keep up with sports at all. In this book, Brittney explains how she overcame bullying and growing up in Texas. Though Britteny only spends a sentence on what Kim put her daughter through, Kim herself has on occasion spoken on the issue of how unfairly she treated her own daughter. She clashes with her classmates, father and coaches over her sexuality, and with media outlets and the WNBA grner the bullshit double standards for female athletes.

Two things I enjoyed about this book was that included basketball lingo basketball language and it also classified terms grlner well. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned grindr remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. Jan 25, Liralen rated it liked it Shelves: