Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New book on women's boxing

You might remember I wrote a review of Bruising here a while back. Australian author and boxer Mischa Merz sent me on a blurb for her next book - The Sweetest Science.  She says:

"Thanks for writing a review of Bruising. I thought you might be 
interested in the next one too. It's called The Sweetest Thing - Inside the
 world of women's boxing, and will be published in the US by Seven Stories
. No feminist theory. I think you'll enjoy it more. "

That's a little reference to me not accepting that boxing is a feminist issue - as far as I'm concerned it's just a sport like any other. But different people bring different things to it.  Could be a good book for the aul Christmas list?

Any other books we should be putting on the list?

4 comments:

jared @ inspirational women said...

Great post. Thanks for the information.

Niamh Griffin said...

Thanks for dropping by Jared. I like your site as well, some useful links there for women getting ahead.

Lisa Creech Bledsoe said...

I SO need to catch up with Mischa Merz. I gotta get my hands on a copy of Bruised AND this book, too. When I was in Atlanta Terri "The Boss" Moss mentioned Mischa several times -- I'm behind again!!

Thanks for the reminder; I'll look forward to your review.

Niamh said...

I enjoyed Bruising especially following her journey from being someone with no interest in sport at all to being an athlete at such a high level. There is a significant amount of feminist theory in it which didn't sit with my personal world-view (sport is for all, not a feminist or male issue)but I know other people who enjoyed that contextualising more than the sports parts.

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