Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

Book - 1995
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A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385477901
Branch Call Number: 796.44 R988
796.4 R 95L
796.44 R988
Characteristics: 243 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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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.


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