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The Sweetest Thing: A Boxer's Memoir

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Journalist and amateur boxer Mischa Merz fulfills a long-held ambition to travel across the United States and compete in a series of amateur boxing tournaments. On this wild and fascinating journey she meets heridols, including Lucia Rijker of Million Dollar Baby fame, and some other truly extraordinary characters. Merz discovers the horrors and delights of the world of women's boxing and gains insights into this eccentricsubculture's place in American life. She also meets some of the pioneers and trailblazers of the contemporary rise in women's boxing as well as some of the younger stars now hoping to make it onto the firstwomen's boxing team in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Written in a compelling and highly entertaining narrative style, Mischa Merz takes us right into the ring and reports, with a rare insider's view, on a sport that has for centuries defined our ideas about masculinity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609801496
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Sports - General
Author:
Merz, Mischa
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Boxing
Subject:
Social Science : Gender Studies
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Journalism
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Biography » Sports
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Boxing » General

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