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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Brittney Griner, the No. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters rginer to take her down.
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. The world’s most famous female basketball player wkin her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found the strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.
At six foot eight with an eighty-eight-inch wingspan and a smin 17 men’s shoe, Phoenix Mercury star and gruner All-American Brittney Ny has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom. But the sport’s “most transformative figure” Sports Illustrated is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image, and self-esteem.
In this earnest memoir, Brittney reflects on painful episodes in her life, as well as the highs. She describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers. Filled with all the humor and personality that Brittney Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original people in sports; it’s a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My husband and I had season tickets, all four years Brittney was at Baylor. We introduced all three of our grandchildren to basketball, through the Lady Bears. NO one, we knew, knew she was in so much emotional pain. She gave us so much enjoyment, every time she played. We continued to watch her play when she played on tv.
Even buying an extra sports package to watch her games, on tv. We plan to do the same this summer. Our family wishes her only the best 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.
Baylor and Waco would have been the losers, if Brittney Griner had not played here.
Now, they can have had their eyes opened to the pain they caused this talented young woman and will not let this type of prejudice happen again. Griner comes across as a sympathetic person and 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 feels like a book that was dictated into a microphone and heavily edited to avoid offense or compromising a vriner. It’s mainly a promotional exercise.
A franker version, when she’s ready to tell it, would probably be quite a story. But that’s largely missing here. Pre-purchased this book on Kindle, and when it came I read it all the way through at one sitting.
As a Baylor alum, and big backer of the women’s basketball program, I appreciated Brittany’s honesty. She put everything out there–warts and all. She is by no means perfect who among us is and she is still very young, but she demonstrates a wisdom beyond her years in many aspects brittne her life. You don’t have to agree with her choices all the time, but you sikn to admire how she has managed to survive a very difficult life both on and off the court.
I for one congratulate her on reaching a place where she is finally comfortable with who she is, even if others are not. Very interesting, funny, open and heartwarming book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a really easy read that was hard to put down. We all make mistakes in life and she is open about them which I really admire.
Aside from her basketball prowess, I love her journey of self acceptance and being true to herself in what can be a harsh world.
In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court
I think no matter who you are or where you are in life, you can learn from her story and understand that being authentic is not only a gift to yourself, but to the world. Bravo Brittney, I wish you the very best in life, both on and off the court! I had to buy this as part of a class and I really enjoyed the book.
I had never heard of Brittney Griner before this book. I don’t keep up with sports at all.
This was a great book to support feminism and growing into who you are. I have been a fan of Brittney’s, she is an amazing athlete. My heart ached while reading how her life was a struggle in so many areas. I am so happy for her to have reached an understanding that people will feel the way they want to feel about anyone, judgmentallyhowever that can’t affect how you feel about yourself. Being true to self is the only way.
I’m grateful she shared her experiences and hope she continues on the road to success in whatever path s she takes.
I bought this book for my daughter, who is a fan of Brittney Griner, she thought this book was fantastic and totally enjoyed it. She could relate to her story and found it heartfelt and enlightening. I would recommend this book to any young person who feels like they don’t fit in to the so called norm and realize how important it is to be true to yourself and you will find exactly where you fit in in this life. If you know Brittney at all you If you know Brittney at all you feel as though she is actually in the room telling you her life’s story.
You can hear her voice, feel her pain and celebrate her triumphs. I feel as though all of her honesty has enabled me to know the “Real” Brittney as it’s as though we have become close friends.
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