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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Bullied for being different, she has endured years of taunting, from middle school to the present day.

She describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers. My heart ached while reading how her life was a struggle in so many areas. Sep 26, Brittany L.

They used imagery to make the reader feel like they were watching groner on the court and not just reading about it. I liked this book a lot because I usually read sports autobiographies because it is my favorite genre for books.

Really glad that I took the time to read griher book. The author gracefully addresses prickly topics including her views on Baylor’s antihomosexuality policy and her challenging relationships with her father and with Baylor coach Kim Mulkey. It reads like someone just having a simple conversation with you over dinner. Lists with This Book.

This is pretty representative of Griner’s unapologetic swagger, the fact that she is freaking great and The one anecdote from In My Skin that tells you everything you need to know about who 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 grjner for the next season, birttney called her cell phone company and asked for a new number with a Phoenix area code.

Brittney Griner and Sue Hovey did a great job with using imagery. I’m not sure grine I’ve ever read a sports bio — but for my firt one, I really enjoyed myself. I was thinking young young young young as I read this, and then I paused and realised that I’d better check how old Griner is. It’s a very serious book. The way they wrote about events in her life I could vividly imagine and put a mental image in my head.


I loved this book! She is freakishly tall, mannish, not a trendy dresser, an athlete, black and brittnej lesbian. Aside from her basketball prowess, I love her journey of self acceptance and being true to herself in what can be a harsh world. Jul 12, Eileen rated it liked it.

The journey brittneyy often been lonely. That in itself, told me all I ever want to know about Kim. Set up a giveaway.

It was great to hear her talk about her successes as well as the things she struggles with.

In this sense, her ability to grow and become her own person provide hope for others in inn situations. Pages with related products. Written in a straightforward, conversational tone, this autobiography feels accessible, openhearted, and genuine, although rather premature for such a young athlete.

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner

Mar 18, Christie Litchfield rated it really liked it. Sitting courtside at the Mercury games, watching her interact with fans and coaches, i could “hear” her voice throughout this book.

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.

Through the highs and lows, Brittney has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters who try to take her down. 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. After the first few chapters, you get submerged in a world of race and fighting to be the best.

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Yeah, it’s messed up. 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. Baylor is a private university with formally written codes that attempt to legislate homosexuality out of the student body—but manage to never mention it to Griner during their extensive recruiting process.


A franker version, when she’s ready to tell it, would probably be quite a story. Oct 21, Ryan Mishap rated it liked it Shelves: May 31, Jen Mcgovern rated it really liked it. Anyone who has been a Brittney hater, or just curious about her, should read this book. If she had been told about it before enrolling at Baylor, my guess is she would be wearing a bittney ch I read this because I was curious about how Brittney Grined would describe her experience playing basketball at Baylor, specifically her experience as a gay athlete at a school that has a written policy prohibiting both homosexual acts and activities brityney advocate on behalf of homosexuals.

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. The world’s most famous female basketball player shares 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 size 17 men’s shoe, Phoenix Mercury star and three-time All-American Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom.

Sacrifices endured and relationships suspended in pursuit of victories can fade, chapter by chapter, from the dedicated to the maniacal. Griner went through struggles when she was growing up with her dad and her identity of who she was but when you watch her on the brittey you would never guess that. Brittney Griner, the No.

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