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

ISBN-10: 0446672505
ISBN-13: 9780446672504
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Joan Ryan
List price: $12.99
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Description: In this disturbing book, sports columnist Ryan exposes the tarnish beneath Olympic gold as she reveals heartbreaking stories of the physical and psychological abuse suffered by countless young girls driven to achieve Olympic medals. In harrowing  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 5/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 243
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this disturbing book, sports columnist Ryan exposes the tarnish beneath Olympic gold as she reveals heartbreaking stories of the physical and psychological abuse suffered by countless young girls driven to achieve Olympic medals. In harrowing detail, Ryan documents the preponderance of abuse, eating disorders, weakened bones, and damaged psyches that are often the result of intensive training. 16-page photo insert.

Dr. Joan Ryan is the Business Department Chair at Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon. She has taught personal finance for over 20 years. She began at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon where she developed original materials for publication in 1981. She also taught business classes at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She currently teaches accounting at Portland State University as an adjunct faculty and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Introduction
If It Isn't Bleeding, Don't Worry About It: Injuries
They Stole Her Soul and They Still Have It: Eating Disorders
Be Thin and Win: Image
Do It for America: Pressure
We All Became Junkies: Parents
The Game Within the Game: Politics and Money
Whatever It Takes: Coaches
The Aftermath: An Update
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

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