It used to be frowned upon for women to exercise, sweat, or build muscle--it was thought unbecoming and even dangerous. Danielle Friedman introduces us to a parade of fascinating trailblazers who championed women's running and bodybuilding, created Jazzercise and Barre, and invented the sports bra and leotards. Her writing is exuberant and humorous. Her narration is joyful and engaging, too. With a lovely voice and sparkling wit, Friedman is vastly entertaining but also empathetic and relatable. We meet Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon; Lottie Berk, whose Barre classes were a manifestation of her sexual-freedom activism; and Lilias Folan, the original yoga lady on PBS. Our freedom to move rests on their shoulders. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593453513 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593453520 $76.00
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