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Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives Paperback – February 22, 2011
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SELF, March, 2011
A well-rounded investigation into the profound impact of sports on women of all ages and walks of life.
Samuels (The Queen of Cups, 2006) may celebrate the successes of professional female athletes who have thrived in a traditionally male-dominated arena, but her main focus is on the ordinary women who have achieved enlightenment through sports. The author illustrates the theme of sports as a metaphor for life, and is herself a testimony to this concept. Samuels credits her own discovery of distance running at 27 as the catalyst for her transformation from attorney and human-rights defender to writer and sports advocate. She suggests that women who approach life from an athlete's perspective are better equipped to find balance and harmony and are more courageous in the face of challenges than those who do not. She argues that the stamina and endurance built up by athletes is good practice for the resilience needed to persevere when they stumble off the pitch. The book is built on lighthearted accounts of women who become comically engrossed in their sport as well as uplifting tales of women who have overcome life-altering trauma. Samuels’ anecdotes may at times seem redundant or excessive in quantity, but they are neatly interwoven with background information on the female athlete’s plight from a political, psychological and social standpoint. As such, they serve a purposeful, rather than ornamental, function.
An enthusiastic tribute to women who replace the stigma attached to the term running like a girl with a sense of power and honor.
Kirkus Reviews March, 2011
There are lots of good sports books, but rarely beautifully-written ones. Run Like A Girl is both.
Mary Brophy Marcus, USA Today
Running Times, March, 2011
[A] compelling argument that women who run are much more likely to lead fulfilling lives in any number of ways
Canadian Running, April, 2011
[A]n engaging read that will have most women nodding their heads in agreement and motivated to keep at the sports they love.
Vermont Sports, April, 2011
A book that is needed and important and life changingall the things running has been for us!
Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports, Running and Walking for Women Over 40 and coauthor of 26.2 Marathon Stories.
A compelling and insightful book about using sport and physical activity to balance the extraordinary challenges women face a must read for women athletes and non-athletes alike.
Donna Lopiano, founder and president of Sports Management Resources; formerly CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation
I was hooked after the first page. Run Like A Girl reminds me, once again, the power and importance of sport in young girls and women's lives. As a mom and an athlete, I will continue to proudly run like a girl and support my kids as they do the same!
Summer Sanders, Gold Medalist and TV personality
Run Like a Girl celebrates the power of sports and fitness in all aspects of life. It speaks to the true gift and value of sport defining who we are.
Julie Foudy, Former Captain of the US Women's Soccer Team and Founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy
About the Author
When she's not writing, Samuels can often be found running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, climbing, or doing yoga. She competes in sprint, Olympic-length, and half-ironman triathlons, marathons, and shorter-distance road races, and has participated in the Canadian Ski Marathon, a two-day, 100-mile cross-country ski event. She has hiked and backpacked in Chile, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Europe, Canada and the United States. She lives in New York, NY.
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I can't really do justice to this book through a review, but I think the fact that I'm considering buying about a dozen copies to give as gifts to some amazing (both athletic and non-athletic) women in my life says it all. The strength and confidence that I've found through reading this book has really caught me by surprise, especially since I didn't know I was missing any of that strength or confidence.
This is one of those books you read and think, "Oh my god, me too!" Reading about women that could easily be your sister, neighbor, or friend and their extraordinary accomplishments is invigorating. I used to think I was the only one tuned into "Radio KFUQD," but the vignettes in this book illustrate that self-doubt is not only common, it's beatable. You will feel like you can conquer the world when you read this.
It is an important and inspirational work and it resonates in the same way HOPE IS A MUSCLE does. This is my new gift for young women as they graduate from high school, college or when they seem a bit lost.