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Originally published as The Quiet Storm (Masters Press, 1998), this book has been completely revised and rewritten to include the sports and athletes that have become more prominent in the last five years. The growth in popularity of women's sports has been a long time coming. Many, many women have worked very hard behind the scenes to make today's professional and gold-medal winning Olympic teams a reality. But this book is about more than just the female athletes, it's about their relationships with each other, their families, their children. It is about the frustration of having to fight to have the same opportunities that male athletes have always had. It is about getting into the boys' club without wanting to be one of the boys. It celebrates women's strengths, humor and honor and the way women's participation in sports can positively influence girls and boys.
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Especially for women's sports enthusiasts and supporters Jun 12, 2003
Atta Girl!: A Celebration Of Women In Sports by marshal artist and kickboxing expert Alexandra Powe Allred (who was also former member of the US Women's Bobsled team and current member of the Women's Professional Football League's Texas Rage) is the upbeat, revised and rewritten version of "The Quiet Storm", offering an exciting and informative presentation of female athletes today. From balancing the demands of a sport with the needs of the family; to the frustrations of overcoming gender-based barriers in the sports world; to an encouraging upward trend in the popularity of women's sports, Atta Girl! is a fully engaging and truly uplifting read written and recommended especially for women's sports enthusiasts and supporters.