Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

This groundbreaking book shows how a longstanding culture of abuse made young gymnasts perfect targets for a sexual predator, and continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY FORMER OLYMPIC GYMNAST JAMIE DANTZSCHER Welcome to the world of women's gymnastics and figure skating--the real world that happens away from the cameras, at the training camps and in the private lives of these talented teenage competitors. From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Béla Károlyi, LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families--and is now updated with a new introduction and foreword that address the sexual abuse scandal perpetrated by USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar. This groundbreaking book shows how a longstanding culture of abuse made young gymnasts perfect targets for a sexual predator, and continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.

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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Joan Ryan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY FORMER OLYMPIC GYMNAST JAMIE DANTZSCHER Welcome to the world of women's gymnastics and figure skating--the real world that happens away from the cameras, at the training camps and in the private lives of these talented teenage competitors. From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Joan Ryan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-03 - Publisher: Doubleday

A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Joan Ryan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-01 - Publisher: Turtleback

From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to brutal training tactics, this acclaimed expose that has already helped reform Olympic sports--now updated to reflect the latest developments in women's gymnastics and figure skating--continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession of winning at any cost. 24-page
100 Facts about Little Girls in Pretty Boxes That Even the Cia Doesn't Know
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: James Hannay
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02 - Publisher: Lennex

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Controversies of the Sports World
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Douglas T. Putnam
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Examines the impact of sports in American life, including such controversies as recruitment procedures, drug use, violence, and discrimination against women and minorities.

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