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Pretty good for a girl, Leslie Heywood

Label
Pretty good for a girl
Title
Pretty good for a girl
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Heywood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sports is the quintessentially American dream ticket out of an unhappy life. For Leslie Heywood, champion high school miler, running was just such an escape, her feet flying away from a childhood filled with violence and enforced silence. On the track she mattered, on the track she was certain of who she was. But the world of sports was still a world uncertain of whether it wanted to allow girls in, and Heywood ran headlong into the arms of her coach and then into a collegiate team whose standards for body-fat percentages and diets and training left every athlete struggling with eating disorders and serious injuries from overuse. She kept running, and winning, until she ran too far. She almost ran herself to death - until she had to learn to stop." "Today Heywood still loves the challenge of sports, and she has found a way to live with a more balanced relationship to her body and the world. But as she looks at the explosion in the number of girl athletes around her, she asks, "How can we make it safer for them than it was for me?"" "Pretty Good for a Girl explores why girls need and want to participate in the American dream of competition and individual achievement: it also reveals the obstacles they still face - such as traditional ideas about what girls should be, which disfigure their competitive spirit and limit their potential."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heywood, Leslie
Dewey number
  • 796.42/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061.15.H49
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heywood, Leslie
  • Women runners
  • Sports
  • Femininity
  • Women athletes
  • Women runners
  • Sports
Label
Pretty good for a girl, Leslie Heywood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: one of the guys -- The practice field -- That smell -- Summer skin -- Desert heat -- It's a girl -- Hand's off -- Prickly pear -- Athletes of the year -- Pair of legs -- Biggest ego -- Bum steer -- Never enough -- Machine -- Captain Crunch
Control code
38862608
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780684850702
Lccn
98018532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pretty good for a girl, Leslie Heywood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: one of the guys -- The practice field -- That smell -- Summer skin -- Desert heat -- It's a girl -- Hand's off -- Prickly pear -- Athletes of the year -- Pair of legs -- Biggest ego -- Bum steer -- Never enough -- Machine -- Captain Crunch
Control code
38862608
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780684850702
Lccn
98018532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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