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

Being true to self is the only way. I picked it up because I respect Brittney Griner a lot, and having read the book, I respect her even more. It was great to read about her achievements skkin all the hurdles that she had to overcome. Hardcoverpages. The following items were successfully added.

I love how she’s living her life openly and honestly.

The one specific problem is that Audacious behavior that we classify as entertainment when coming from male athletes—i. Brittney Griner, the No. 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.

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Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

Nov 04, David Ward rated it liked it Shelves: 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.


Jan 25, Jalen Townsend rated it really liked it. Bullied for being different, she has endured years of taunting, from middle school to the present day.

May 10, Nicole rated it liked it. I suggest this book for all. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is no mention of Glory Johnson anywhere in Griner’s book.

The descriptive language really helped gain a sense of things she went through and as I was reading I could connect with what she was saying. 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 pick for the next season, she called her cell phone company and asked for a new number with a Phoenix area code.

I have been fascinated by her since seeing her on TV for several years during March Madness.

Even buying an extra sports package to watch her games, on tv. I read this because I was curious about how Brittney Griner 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 that advocate on behalf of homosexuals.

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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. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Here, too, are the highs: Pre-purchased this book on Kindle, and when it came I read it all the way through at one sitting.

People who want to know the effects of bullying should read this book too. As such, it becomes a little to self-focused in parts. To ask other readers questions about In My Skinplease sign vriner.

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And I had only one defender on me: I have great respect for her. Her entire basketball career—started almost accidentally at the beginning of high school—feels, in the book, like it almost slides by in the background of a much broader and universal story of a girl growing into a woman and looking to be loved.

Unfortunately, all Kim Mulkey seems to care about is saving face This book shows Griner completely committed to grined own authenticity despite the attempts of Baylor and Kim Mulkey to squash it. The female athlete, it seems, remains unable to simply pursue the upper reaches of their potential: