Whatever It Takes: Women on Women's Sport / Edition 1

Whatever It Takes: Women on Women's Sport / Edition 1

by Joli Sandoz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0374525978

ISBN-13: 2900374525971

Pub. Date: 08/19/1999

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From elizabeth cady stanton on bicycling to anna seaton huntington on rowing, the first anthology of women's personal essays on sports.

With edge, passion, and depth, Whatever It Takes demonstrates the enormous importance of sports for girls and women. These essays deal with everything from finding a mentor -whether it's an Olympic gold winner or a

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From elizabeth cady stanton on bicycling to anna seaton huntington on rowing, the first anthology of women's personal essays on sports.

With edge, passion, and depth, Whatever It Takes demonstrates the enormous importance of sports for girls and women. These essays deal with everything from finding a mentor -whether it's an Olympic gold winner or a neighborhood coach-to reveling in female team spirit. There are historical selections, as well as discussions of such developments as Title IX. The contributors, including world-class athletes and celebrated writers from Mariah Burton Nelson and Grace Butcher to Diane Ackerman and Maxine Kumin, tackle traditional favorites such as basketball and softball as well as more exotic sports from boxing and motorcycle racing to rock climbing.

Both timely and riveting, Whatever It Takes will appeal to the rapidly growing ranks of female athletes and to their enthusiastic followers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900374525971
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/19/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Pulling No Punches (from Kill the Body: The Head Will Fall)12
Summer Showdown22
Women Play Football28
Killer Instinct30
Next Game33
Never39
Remembering Stella Walsh41
Awesome Women in Sports52
O Promised Land!61
Smells Like Team Spirit: Portrait of a Rank Season62
They're Pooling Their Power75
The Value of Girl's Basket Ball78
A Peaches Fan for Life79
American Past Time88
In Praise of Bush Leagues89
Camper of the Year93
Recognition100
From A Wheel within a Wheel102
Grandmothers Nowadays Play108
My Mother, My Rival109
Of High-tops and Home Plates113
Swimming and Writing118
Green Afternoons127
From Swimming the Channel137
MVHS X-Country Team143
Privilege144
Dawn Staley (from Venus to the Hoop)146
I Ching #17 Following (The Discus Thrower)151
Dreams on Ice152
A Swimming Lesson156
The Athletic Girl160
Precious Medals163
Wheelchair Flying165
Baseball is about Playing167
From An American Childhood175
Sikes Room, Princeton Boathouse177
Coming Home179
Learning to Swim at Forty-five195
Seconds197
Sidelines211
Turning it Up218
Losing Baseball, the 1950s229
Memoirs of a Would-Be Swim Champ230
Sneakers243
Q: Why Do You Want to Race? A: Because My Name Comes Apart252
Ernestine Bayer257
Solo Shoot (from In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle)260
What Goes Around, Comes Around262
By Atoms Moved268
From "The Revolutionary Bicycle"269
Ready, Wrestle270
Up for the Count275
Tournament-Tough280
Longing and Bliss290
Bench Press, or Becoming a Girl Again298
From Pilgrim at Tinker Creek306
Contributors' Notes309
Permissions319
Acknowledgments323

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