Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track
The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise than Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan. As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls -- the league that launched the sport and the reigning national champions -- she has helped redefine what it means to be stylish, sporty, and sexy.
With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates.
Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lindseyrivers - LibraryThing
This book is definitely only for those in the Roller Derby community. Only my time on the track allows me to truly understand where the writer is coming from as well as the lingo she uses throughout ... Read full review
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This is a great book for someone who is new to the sport a veteran of the sport or someone who just wants a good read. Very entertaining and even has some photos. I read this book in two days it was ... Read full review
THE OLD BRAWL GAME
Bank on It
An Awfully Good Idea
Bonfire of Vanity
Welcome to Playland
Breakin the Rules
ROLLERGIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE
Rollin into Times Square
Story of My Life
Were Bad Were Nationwide
By the Skaters For the Skaters
The FourH Club
We Are the Champions