Wonder Girl (Compact Disc)

The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

By Don Van Natta

Dreamscape Media, 9781611200690

Publication Date: June 2, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/2/2011)
Paperback (5/7/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (7/1/2011)

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Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all: go public and try to win again with the hope of inspiring the world. A rollicking saga, stretching across the first half of the 20th century, onder Girl is as fresh, heartfelt, and graceful as Babe herself.

About the Author

Don Van Natta, Jr. is an investigative correspondent for the New York Times. He has been a member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, and he is the author of the New York Times bestselling First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers and Cheaters from Taft to Bush.READER BIOMultiple Audie nominee, Earphone Award winner, and one of Audiofile s Best Voices of 2010, Hillary has been narrating audiobooks since 2006 and has done close to 100 titles. She records on a regular basis in her studio in Santa Monica, CA, as well as with other producers. Her narration consistently garners glowing reviews. Hillary Huber s narration is lyrical enough to be set to music. (Audiofile)"

Praise For Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Starred Review. "...wonderful to hear...Performer Hillary Huber's voice is wonderfully matched to Didrikson's Texas twang and the many people she met along the way...Highly recommended..." - Library Journal

"Hillary Huber narrates...with panache, confidence, and only a touch of femininity - a style reminiscent of the great Babe Didrikson herself...Listeners need not be sports fans to appreciate the impressive determination of this groundbreaking American." - AudioFile

"Huber portrays the superstar and her siblings in a southern accent...and the parents' Norwegian dialect rings true." - Booklist

"...spirits the reader away on this fairy-tale story with grace, humor, and an occasional need to set the record straight...An enthusiastic, sympathetic biography of the incomparable all-around sports champion." - Kirkus Reviews

"[an] engaging biography...a story that every American sport fan should relish." - Publishers Weekly

"a full-bodied and honest portrait…the definitive account of Babe's life." - Star Tribune

"...finally a book about Babe Zaharias that does justice to the remarkable life she led...an uplifting story..." - The Port Arthur News

"An interesting read for women’s sports fans, golf fans, and American history buffs..." - Amy Moritz, Byline to Finish Line