Good for a girl : a woman running in a man's world
(Book)

Book Cover
Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2023.
ISBN
9780593296783, 0593296788
Physical Desc
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Acton - Adult
796.42 FLE
1 available

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Acton - Adult796.42 FLEOn Shelf
LocationCall NumberStatus
Arlington - Adult796.4209 FLEOn Shelf
Arlington - Adult796.4209 FLEChecked Out
Belmont Beech St. - Adult796.42 FLESHMAN, L./ FLEStorage
Brookline - AdultMEMOIR FLESHMAN Lauren 2023On Shelf
Brookline - AdultMEMOIR FLESHMAN Lauren 2023On Shelf
Show All Copies

More Details

Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2023.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780593296783, 0593296788

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-274).
Description
"Fueled by her years as an elite runner and advocate for women in sports, Lauren Fleshman offers her inspiring personal story and a rallying cry for reform of a sports landscape that is failing young female athletes. Lauren Fleshman has grown up in the world of running: one of the most decorated collegiate athletes of all time and a national champion as a pro, she was a major face of women's running for Nike before leaving to shake up the industry with feminist running brand Oiselle and now coaches elite young female runners. Every step of the way, she has seen the way that our sports systems--originally designed by men, for men and boys--fail young women and girls as much as empower them. Girls drop out of sports at alarming rates once they hit puberty, and female collegiate athletes routinely fall victim to injury, eating disorders, or mental health struggles as they try to force their way past a natural dip in performance for women of their age. Part memoir, part manifesto, Good for a Girl is Fleshman's story of falling in love with running as a girl, being pushed to her limits and succumbing to devastating injuries, and daring to fight for a better way for female athletes. Long gone are the days when women and girls felt lucky just to participate; Fleshman and women everywhere are waking up to the reality that they're running, playing, and competing in a world that wasn't made for them. Drawing on not only her own story but also emerging research on the physiology and psychology of young athletes, both male and female, Fleshman gives voice to the often-silent experience of the female athlete and argues that the time has come to rebuild our systems of competitive sport with women at their center. Written with heart and verve, Good for a Girl is a joyful love letter to the running life, a raw personal narrative of growth and change, and a vital call to reimagine sports for young women"--,Provided by publisher.

Description

Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

NoveList

Other Editions and Formats

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fleshman, L. (2023). Good for a girl: a woman running in a man's world . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fleshman, Lauren. 2023. Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World. Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fleshman, Lauren. Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World Penguin Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fleshman, Lauren. Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World Penguin Press, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.