Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives (Paperback)Anna Kessel (author)
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We absolutely love this book and cannot praise it enough. Kessel writes authoritatively, but accessibly, about the current state of women in sport, regarding both professionals and the average woman on the street, and covers a range of issues including PE education and the effect of pregnancy.
Her experience as a sports journalists shows, and the interviews and research conducted are well presented. Running through the book (no pun intended) is the question of how we can improve the reputation of women's sport and increase the numbers of women practising it.
With reference to the 2012 Olympics and the This Girl Can campaign, 'Eat.Sweat.Play' is a timely and necessary (though never dull or preachy) introduction to the topic, and a rallying call to all women, whether traditionally 'sporty' or not. Wehope it will have as much impact as Laura Bates' 'Everyday Sexism'
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 21 mm
This book is a plea to reclaim tracks, pitches and pools for women, and to ensure that the next generation grows up appreciating - and enjoying - all that their bodies are capable of. -- Emma John * The Guardian *
Fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking -- Lauren Laverne * The Pool *
A piercing call to arms, [Anna] argues that if women and girls embrace being active, it will lead to a sea change for women's bodies, self-image and outlook. It is brilliant. * Stylist *
I'd go as far to say that this book was a life changer for my health and fitness. -- Estee Lalonde
No topic is off limits - cringe worthy school PE, the gender pay gap, parenthood, women as fans, menopause, disability and even her own miscarriage are explored, telling a cradle-to-grave story of our vexed relationship with moving our own bodies. She also lays bare the systemic issues: sports science, for example, is based overwhelmingly on studies of male bodies, as if pregnancy and menstruation simply did not exist. This is a book for parents, sports lovers, and anyone who wants to be on the right side of history. -- Moya Dodd * Australia Financial Review *
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