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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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And I had only one defender on me: May 07, Sarah rated it liked it.

Never did I realize how much pain and hurt she was going through as she played. She was the dominant player in the women’s college ranks; she is best remembered for her ability to dunk and for losing her temper and punching out a player on another team during her junior year. She’s younger than I am though not by muchso, well, I feel somewhat justified in that impression. It was great to read about her achievements and all the hurdles that she had to overcome. Apr 18, Alexandria Stephens added it Shelves: Trivia About In My Skin: But that was kind of the problem.

Brittney Griner is such a phenomenal player on the court that it’s exciting to get into her head and learn more about her. Griner is very open about her faults, but it is the hurt she shares that makes this a story to read. Baylor and Waco would have been the losers, if Brittney Griner had not played here.

Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

Library Locations and Hours. Pages with related products. I picked it up because I respect Brittney Griner a lot, and having read the book, I respect her even more. Aug 18, Mary Vermillion rated it really liked it Shelves: Our family wishes her only the girner life has to offer and by telling HER story, she has possibly opened an avenue of communication with other gay children with their family, friends, educators and other members of society.


If you do like basketball, especially women’s basketball then this book is a must read.

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

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. The resulting portrait can be wickedly unflattering. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Branch Library formerly East Delavan Branch. I have been fascinated by her since seeing her on TV for several years during March Madness.

She has heard every negative thing playground bullies, mean girls, fans and other female athletes can hurl at her. This is a very xkin read, packed with pain and the beginning of growing up and loving yourself for who you are. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I am usually a really slow reader but I read this book in mj than two days because I liked it so much. May 18, George Miles rated it really liked it.

The ghostwriter was able to craft a fine narrative, and provide insights that most year-olds can’t. Brittney Griner and Sue Hovey did a great job with using imagery. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This is the ghostwritten autobiography of the six-foot-eight-inch black lesbian pro basketball player who graduated from Baylor btittney From Griner, though, there has only been regret, sorrow, acceptance of responsibility.


brittnej Somewhat interesting, but kind of overshadowed by the fact that BG has had some VERY public drama in her life since this book came out. I have great respect for her. In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares.

Oct 19, Divya rated it it was amazing. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

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Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend grineer to anyone. This is pretty representative of Griner’s unapologetic swagger, the fact griber she is freaking great and The one anecdote from In My Skin that tells you everything you need to know about gginer 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 with a Phoenix area code.

As I reached for the ball, I thought about the shot I always took at Baylor, my go-to move: This book could definitely serve as a mentor text to teach writing.