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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May 18, Shaylo rated it it was amazing. Basically she had no idea that it existed, and did ask Mulkey whether her being gay was going to be a problem, and brittbey said no.

With a 8 pages of photos. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She gave us so much enjoyment, every time she played.

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. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Pre-purchased this book on Kindle, and when it came I read it all the way through at one sitting.

Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner

Jan 09, Rosey Sams rated it it was amazing. My heart ached while reading how her life was a struggle in so many areas. 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.


Customers who bought this item also bought. This was a great book to support feminism and growing into who you are.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone. He is an hrittney editor for the online literary journal Spartan spartanlit. Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion. It was great to read about her achievements and all the hurdles that she had to overcome. Being true to self is the only grinsr.

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.

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. All I gained from reading this is that Brittney Griner’s temper is apparently still unchecked, that she has little gratitude or regard for Baylor University or its coach Kim Mulkey, and that she has little — very little — of interest to say.

I have been a fan of Brittney’s, she is an amazing athlete. Baylor and Waco would have been the losers, if Brittney Griner had not played here.

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

I loved this book! She brirtney freakishly tall, mannish, not a trendy dresser, an athlete, black and a lesbian. This book goes back to when she was in grade school being bullied for being different, she has endured years of taunting, from middle school to the present day.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom.


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Obviously she did a phenomenal job, and I’m sure she already knows that, too. I was sort of drawn-in by how I felt like someone was just talking to me as I read — no frills around the writing here — yet that was sort of fun for me for a change.

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That in itself, told me all I ever want to know about Kim. Learn more about Amazon Prime. A solid narrative for the genre, I would say that Griner did this in order to establish her own voice and person after feeling stifled and controlled first by her father and then by the Baylor basketball program. As a Baylor alum, and big backer of the women’s basketball program, I appreciated Brittany’s honesty.

We all make mistakes in life and she is open about them which I really admire.

Which was griber for a huge basketball nerd like me but actually my biggest takeaway from the basketball part was about her relationship with Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey; there’s a big misconception that their falling out was the result of the Louisville game but actually the main source of tension was Griner’s refusal to remain closeted once she was done with Baylor basketball.

This is the ghostwritten autobiography of the six-foot-eight-inch black brittnye pro basketball player who graduated from Baylor in