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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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 and 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. This biography took a lot of courage for Ms. Sep 26, Brittany L. This book shows Griner completely committed to her own authenticity despite the attempts of Baylor and Kim Mulkey to squash it.

Anyway I highly, highly recommend In My Skin. Lacks reflective transparency which is unavoidable of a memoir of someone in their early 20s. Basketball Trash Talk the American Dream. Through her words, I have a new appreciation for all that she has and will continue to do.

This book made me like Griner even more than before, she’s funny, honest and real. Sitting courtside at the Mercury games, watching her interact with fans and coaches, i could “hear” her voice throughout this 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.

She offers insight into her childhood where she was constantly teased, into her years at Baylor where homophobic policies stifled her, and into transitioning to play in the WNBA. She is humble and laid back and admits her mistakes, just as she owns her feelings when she’s been wronged or hurt. 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.

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Jul 31, Erin added it. 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.

Griner’s side of their relationship. Audacious behavior that we classify as entertainment when coming from male athletes—i. I also enjoyed how Brittany explained every step of her journey and spoke clearly.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. To view it, click here. Nov 04, David Ward rated it liked it Shelves: She stands at six feet eight inches with an eighty-eight-inch wingspan and a size 17 men’s shoe, the Phoenix Mercury star and three-time All-American.

She’s younger than I am though not by muchso, well, I feel somewhat justified in that impression. She describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers. I recommend this book to any athlete who likes basketball or just sports period because you’ll be able to relate to some things I’m sure. Two things I enjoyed about this book was that included basketball lingo basketball language and it also classified terms really well.

I for one congratulate her on reaching a place where she is finally comfortable with who she is, even if others are not. The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: 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 britney powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.

The grinet they wrote about events in her life I could vividly imagine and put a mental image in my head.

Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

It would not, in a better world, be very difficult for Griner to find acceptance. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Griner’s book is not winning any literary awards, but for the fans of women’s college basketball it’s a must read.


May 19, Anna rated it really liked it. Basketball players — United States — Biography. She could relate to her story and found it heartfelt and enlightening.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please try again later. 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. If you enjoy watching the WNBA, then read this book! Anyone one who says to themselves “sexuality shouldn’t be news every time a player comes out as gay”, should read this. The one specific problem is that I picked it up because I respect Brittney Griner a lot, and having read the book, I respect her even more.

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This book goes back brittnsy when she was in grade school being bullied for being different, she has endured years of taunting, from middle school to the present day. It feels like a book that was dictated into a microphone and heavily edited to avoid offense or compromising a career.

Basically she had no idea that it existed, and did ask Mulkey whether her being gay was going to be a problem, and she said no. The resulting portrait can be wickedly unflattering.

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We introduced all three of our grandchildren to basketball, through the Lady Bears. Brittney also explores her complicated relationships with two people she loves and respects—her father, Ray, inn her coach at Baylor, Kim Mulkey—as well as her mixed feelings about playing for a school that has a policy against homosexuality.

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