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"Found The Writing To Be "the writing to be bit #repetitive The author repeated so many times the same behavior or struggles #The author repeated so many times the same behavior or struggles Babe endured Also I am not into olf so maybe that s part of why I didn t care for the way the story was written Towards the end of the book I did like the statement Didrikson remains carefully constructed yet controversial As a female athlete myself I can certainly relate to the egregious way our society in Arabian Nights general treats strong mentally and physically women Of course it is better now than 40 years ago But still Excellently researched and beautifully insightful biography Cayleff does. One of the mostifted athletes in the world Babe Didrikson Zaharias dominated track and field winning two Olympic Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place gold medals in 1932 She went on to compete in baseball bowling basketball tennis and particularly inolf The American public was smitten with her wit frankness and unladylike bravado She became an American legend The legend was challenged however by members of the press and society who insinuated that her femininity even her femaleness were suspect that there was something different even wrong about this preternaturally ifted woman in a
male dominated world She had ably used her androgyny and her powerful athleticism to promote dominated world She had ably used her androgyny and her powerful athleticism to promote but.
Susan E. Cayleff É 3 free downloadBoyishbisexual side of herself I found myself at the end feeling that #Her Life Was One #life was one eual parts triumph and sadness This book might be too scholarly for those looking for an entertaining and easy to read biography of Zaharias but for those willing to spend time with Cayleff her care and intelligence pay off handsomely Overall very well researched and well written I have so much knowledge about and respect for Babe after reading this book However I do think that there were so much knowledge about and respect for Babe after reading this book However I do think that there were in the book where the author forces her opinions about Babe onto the reader although that is somewhat inevitable when writing a biography. Fight the disease Babe is a comprehensive in depth biography of a woman who was a reat athlete at a of a woman who was a Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, great athlete at a when it was extremely difficult for a woman to be her own person Through interviews with members of Babe's family herolf peers and medical personnel Cayleff caringly reveals the life and probes the legend of this unusual American hero She unflinchingly examines the athletic community the media and the society that both loved and judged Babe whose story embodies the struggle of all women who dare to transcend stereotypes and claim their own definitions and uniue identities Babe allows her to be all the hero and all the human being she was meant to be. N t just focus on the details Zaharias life although does that well she also thoughtfully explores the impact of cultural ideals of masculinity femininity and sport on that life In Cayleff s expert hands Zaharias occupies an important space between newly emerging ideals of womanliness and established realms of male power What emerges are two eually true life stories one the story of a woman who succeeded exceptionally well in positioning herself as the reatest female athlete and top moneymaker of the LPGA and the other the story of a tough powerful tomboy who hid negated and pushed down the masculine. She soon felt compelled to craft herself into a marketable female
ROLE MODEL PARTICULARLY IN CONNECTION WITHmodel particularly in connection with proper world of olf To increase her opportunities for competitive play in this field she became a co founder and officer of the Ladies Professional Golf Association LPGA As a major step in her makeover Babe already had married George Zaharias a wrestling promoter who was a vital partner in her constant efforts at self promotion But by 1950 Babe was deeply involved with a young olfer Betty Dodd whose for the record discussion of their remarkable love is included in Babe Stricken with cancer in her prime Babe went on to courageously and publicly. .