In My Skin

In My Skin Cover

In My Skin

My Life on and Off the Basketball Court

By Brittney Griner; Sue Hovey

It Books, Hardcover, 9780062309334, 216pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

Description

Hailed by ESPN as the world's most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.

Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, is a once-in-a-generation player, possessing a combination of size and athleticism never before seen in the women's game. But the sport's most transformative figure (Sports Illustrated) is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem.

At 6 8, with an 88-inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe (men s), the 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. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down.

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. Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it's also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.

With a 8 pages of photos.



About the Author
Brittney Griner was a three-time All-American at Baylor University, where she scored 3,283 career points (No. 2 in Division 1 women's history) and blocked 748 shots (No. 1 all-time), while earning national Player of the Year honors in both her junior and senior seasons. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sue Hovey is a former vice president and executive editor at ESPN. She spent fourteen years with ESPN The Magazine, and is now an independent writer and editor. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


NPR
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014

At 23, Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world � and now she's also an author. In a new memoir, she discusses being bullied as a kid and coming out as a lesbian in college. More at NPR.org

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