Joan Ryan & Jamie Dantzscher - Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 4:00pm

From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families. An acclaimed expose that has already helped reform Olympic sports -- now updated to reflect the latest developments in women's gymnastics and figure skating -- it continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.

Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books. She was a pioneer in sports journalism as one of the first female sports columnists in the country. Ryan's wide-ranging newspaper work spanned 25 years, earning 13 Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, the National Headliner Award, the Women's Sports Foundation's Journalism Award and the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents Association. Ryan is a founding trustee of Coaching Corps in Oakland, CA, and since 2008 has been the senior media advisor to the San Francisco Giants. She lives in Sausalito, California, with her husband, sportscaster Barry Tompkins. 

Jamie Annette Dantzscher is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the bronze-medal-winning American team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538747780
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 17th, 2018

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY FORMER OLYMPIC GYMNAST JAMIE DANTZSCHER