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Old 10-25-2021, 10:28 PM
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Love that book! Wish our local library still had their copy, it was once "checked out" and never returned
I purchased it for pennies on the dollar. When I'm done reading it, if you like, I can send it to you so you can donate it to your local library.
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I recently read Chalked Up by Jennifer Sey, who won the US gymnastics championship in 1986 (it was only 2 dollars on Google Books!) This was written in 2008, almost a decade before all the stuff came out with Nassar. She wrote about her experience with her terrible coaches and culture in the 80's, which would eventually get worst. I 100% recommend.
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I recently read Chalked Up by Jennifer Sey, who won the US gymnastics championship in 1986 (it was only 2 dollars on Google Books!) This was written in 2008, almost a decade before all the stuff came out with Nassar. She wrote about her experience with her terrible coaches and culture in the 80's, which would eventually get worst. I 100% recommend.
You should read Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The making and breaking of elite gymnasts and figure skaters by Joan Ryan

ETA links, same book but the 2nd is a updated version

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Girls-.../dp/0446672505

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Girls-...dp_ob_title_bk
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I purchased it for pennies on the dollar. When I'm done reading it, if you like, I can send it to you so you can donate it to your local library.
I pm'ed you.
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You should read Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The making and breaking of elite gymnasts and figure skaters by Joan Ryan

ETA links, same book but the 2nd is a updated version

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Girls-.../dp/0446672505

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Girls-...dp_ob_title_bk
I actually have a copy of that book! I read it when I began to watch gymnastics more.

It may not be a book but you should check out the youtube series Defying gravity. It deals with a lot of the same topics and follows several of the girls who would end up on the 2020 Olympic team.
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I actually have a copy of that book! I read it when I began to watch gymnastics more.

It may not be a book but you should check out the youtube series Defying gravity. It deals with a lot of the same topics and follows several of the girls who would end up on the 2020 Olympic team.
I will check that out! Thank you!
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