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Paperback Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? Book

ISBN: 0812968689

ISBN13: 9780812968682

Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?

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Combines more than 175 photographs with personal stories, chronicling the dynamic growth of female sports and the impact of athletics on a woman's sense of self and her role in society.

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Great gift for a girl

This is a fabulous book for girls -- I have started getting it as a Bat Mitzvah present for nieces etc. who are into sports!But it was also fascinating for myself as an adult to read through it. Their definition of "sports" is quite broad -- far beyond the usual basketball/soccer/etc. -- and the photos include women of all ages, races and body types. The essays by women athletes are also quite varied, offbeat and honest -- much more interesting than the typical magazine interview with star athletes.

Game Face : Great Gift

I threw this into my sister's Christmas package at the last minute because she has been such a tough and inspiring female athlete her entire life. I thought she would like to share the book with her young daughters. I was not prepared for her excited response. I plan to send it to other female - AND male - athletes I admire.

Get this book!

This book is amazing! I'm getting this book for every woman on my holiday list. Really fairly priced. The quality of the book is great.

Inspiring Content; Great Art

These amazing photos of women in action not only honor women who've broken barriers, they contribute to a new definition of "woman" and "girl." The book goes way beyond the ordinary -- it includes pictures of famous athletes and athletes we've never heard of, young stars and veteran competitors. The text adds terrific insight into what the subjects were thinking; my favorite was the story of a woman who went out for her high school football team and told her parents the day of the game that she wouldn't be sitting with them in the stands. I'm buying "Game Face" for every teenage girl - maybe every woman - I know!

A great book to own and give to others!

Gameface is a terrific, fun, and interesting book for people of all ages. I am 39 and loved reading the essays, the history, and the photos of women in action. I was inspired!Last night, when some family friends were over, people who are more "intellectuals" than "sports enthusiasts" -- they wouldn't leave because EVERYONE IN THEIR FAMILY -- AGES 12 TO 65 WANTED THEIR CHANCE TO READ THE BOOK!! The 64 year old father, an amateur photographer, wanted to look at every page and commented on the vast array of excellently selected pictures. The 65 year old mother said she was just beginning to go to a gym and liked the pictures of the women and girls, young and old. Their 19 year old basketball playing daughter loved the book -- she was looking at the pictures, reading the essays, commenting on women, sports, asking questions, etc. Watching her, I was convinced that I would buy this book to give to people I know... for it really strikes a chord with people to see girls and women in a positive light, playing hard, looking like real people! (with wonderful quotes next to the pictures.)And their 12 year old son, he wanted his turn too -- he thought the book was "cool" and talked about the girls on the teams he is on -- and how they are very serious!I highly recommend this book to entire families -- and certainly women of my age who played sports in high school and today try to stay active. It is a terrific! (I hope to see the exhibit in Washington DC too -- or when it travels to my city)
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