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

Front Cover
Warner Books, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 243 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

References to this book

Making Sense of Sports
Ernest Cashmore
No preview available - 2005
All Book Search results »

About the author (1995)

Ryan is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bibliographic information