Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

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An inside look at world-class gymnastics reveals the privations and abuse suffered by girls at the hands of their coaches and families enduring brutal training and starvation diets all in hopes of someday attaining Olympic gold. Reprint.

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One of Sports Illustrated's "Top 100 Sports Books of All Time"

One of Guardian (UK)'s "Top 50 Sports Books of All Time"

"Scathing...profoundly important."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Stunning and frightening."--John Feinstein, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled and The First Major

"Confirms your worst suspicions about 15-year-old gymnasts in 10-year-old bodies and the terrible price they pay, regardless of success."--Phil Mushnick, New York Post

"This book will open the eyes of every girl and parent with dreams of the Olympics, and it will change forever the way America looks at two of its most beloved sports."--Billie Jean King

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Joan Ryan is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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