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Ect 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 cos. Joan Ryan is a journalist who knows her stuff and knows how to write This is another book that focuses on the dark side of elite gymnastics and also figure skating Ryan does a fantastic job of supporting her conclusions with statistics from university studies interviews with experts coaches and team mates and especially the dramatic heart breaking stories of the girls and their family Those who didn t make it whether from injury eating disorders abusive coaches or all of the about and This book was written a year before the 1996 Summer Olympics in which the so called Magnificent Seven won the gymnastics team gold I can only wonder what Ryan thought about that and wish she d write another book about the recent stars Flat World Navigation figure skating it continues to plead A House of My Own Stories from My Life for sanity safety and an end to our national obsession winning at any cos. Joan Ryan is a journalist who knows her stuff and knows how to write This is another book that Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, focuses on the dark side of elite gymnastics and also El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro figure skating Ryan does a Fragonard Art and Eroticism fantastic job of supporting her conclusions with statistics Mao Zedong from university studies interviews with experts coaches and team mates and especially the dramatic heart breaking stories of the girls and their The Monarchs Are Missing family Those who didn t make it whether

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From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi Little Girls in Pretty Boxes portrays the horrors e. An eye opening account of the rigorous and often abusive training methods that elite gymnasts and ice skaters endure in hopes of claiming an elusive Olympic medal This book detailed the unavoidable eating disorders injuries and overbearing parents that skaters and gymnasts face There were anecdotes about the rise and fall of famous athletes such as Shannon Miller Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino This book did exactly what it set out to do Expose what the world of elite gymnastics and ice skating is really like behind all the glitz and glam It was a little slow in some parts but overall I think it did an excellent job of providing the reader with an inside look into this secret societyThe book focused a lot on the militaristic coaching techniue th

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Ndured 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 refl. Little Girls In Pretty Boxes Joan Ryan s expos on women s gymnastics and figure skating is a brutal read It starts with an account of a teenage girl who broke her neck while performing on the vault and it doesn t get any cheerierThe book is well written enough to be engaging but it s so excessively negative in tone that it inevitably caused my hackles to rise I suppose any expos is likely to be biased but Ryan seems so biased against gymnasticsskating that I inevitably found myself playing devil s advocate despite having no stake in either sportRyan leaves no room for the reader to make up her own mind as to whether the gruelling training and risks involved in the sports are worthwhile Her answer is NO NO NO NO WAY It turns what could h On Tidy Endings families An acclaimed expose that has already helped reform Olympic sports now updated to refl. Little Girls In Pretty Boxes Joan Ryan s expos on women s gymnastics and Flat World Navigation figure skating is a brutal read It starts with an account of a teenage girl who broke her neck while performing on the vault and it doesn t get any cheerierThe book is well written enough to be engaging but it s so excessively negative in tone that it inevitably caused my hackles to rise I suppose any expos is likely to be biased but Ryan seems so biased against gymnasticsskating that I inevitably A House of My Own Stories from My Life found myself playing devil s advocate despite having no stake in either sportRyan leaves no room Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, for the reader to make up her own mind as to whether the gruelling training and risks involved in the sports are worthwhile Her answer is NO NO NO NO WAY It turns what could h


10 thoughts on “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

  1. says:

    An eye opening account of the rigorous and often abusive training methods that elite gymnasts and ice skaters endure in hopes of claiming an elusive Olympic medal This book detailed the unavoidable eating disorders injuries and overbearing parents that skaters and gymnasts face There were anecdotes about the rise and fall of famous athletes such as Shannon Miller Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino This book did exactly what it

  2. says:

    Twenty years before most of us heard the name Larry Nassar the Gymnastics who molested over 150 gymnasts and other athletes journalist Joan Ryan wrote LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES about the often dark secrets behind competitive gymnastics and figure skating I still gave my copy from 1995 which I read cover to cover the day it was releasedI’ve been a Gymnastics and figure skating super fan since watching Olga Korbut th

  3. says:

    about gymnasts than figure skaters i read the version that included the 2000 epilogue which is great because the first version was written in 1995 before the americans won gold in atlanta i'd still like to read a recent book on gymnasticsice skating but wonder if the fact that the country has had success in the olympic arena has pushed dow

  4. says:

    as a former gymnast although nowhere near elite this book petrified me it's hard to believe what young girls and their parents are willing to sacrifice to be the best i'm going to find it really hard to indulge my guilty p

  5. says:

    Who knew gymnastics was so horrifying?Joan Ryan’s Little Girls in Pretty Boxes is a chilling sobering look at the world of women’s gymnastics where the coaches yell and taunt at young gymnasts while their parents overlook – or exaggerate – the abuse creating a culture of destroyed confidence eating disorders an It

  6. says:

    Little Girls In Pretty Boxes Joan Ryan's exposé on women's gymnastics and figure skating is a brutal read It starts with

  7. says:

    Joan Ryan is a journalist who knows her stuff and knows how to write This is another book that focuses on the dark side of elite gymnastics and also figure skating Ryan does a fantastic job of supporting her conclusions with statistics from university studies interviews with experts coaches and team mates and especially the dramatic

  8. says:

    Not nearly as tawdry as promised In the prologue it was all sexual abuse and this and that all over the place but the book was mostly eating disorders and injuries Eating disorders eh the ways losing 10 pounds in a week affect your gymnastics skills no surprise there Maybe it was shocking in 1995 when this book was publishedThe effects of hardcore training on little bitty bodies that was pretty horrifying and how nearly all coaches everyw

  9. says:

    I grew up with gymnastics Never competing never being anything resembling good at it but loving to cartwheel down long hallways and ho

  10. says:

    Finished this a couple weeks ago and forgot to update This book is pretty old but just goes to show that the Karolyis and th

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