this book inspires me and all females. My ratings of books on Goodreads are solely a crude ranking of their utility to me, and not an evaluation of literary merit, entertainment value, social importance, humor, insightfulness, scientific accuracy, creative vigor, suspensefulness of plot, depth of characters, vitality of theme, excitement of climax, satisfaction of ending, or any other combination of dimensions of value which we are expected to boil down through some fabulous alchemy into a single digit. Good stories, definitely worthy of attention, but the writing depending on sports cliches It told me what to think rather than leading me to think it Made it weaker. Fascinating subjects, insightful writer. I am completely biased, but I think this book is touching and inspring The women in it are amazing, and I m sad that their stories haven t been told to a wider audience. This book Women Who Win Female Athletes on Being the Best is a very great book This book is based on Jamilah Star a surfer, Julie Krone a jockey, Julie Foudy a soccer player, Deena Kastor a runner, Wendy Hilliard a gymnast, Karen Smyers a triathlete, Misty May Treanor a volleyball player, Lynne Cox a distance swimmer, Tamika Catchings a basketball player, and lastly Lynn Hill a rock climber All of these athletes have something in common they are all women In addition all of them have very This book Women Who Win Female Athletes on Being the Best is a very great book This book is based on Jamilah Star a surfer, Julie Krone a jockey, Julie Foudy a soccer player, Deena Kastor a runner, Wendy Hilliard a gymnast, Karen Smyers a triathlete, Misty May Treanor a volleyball player, Lynne Cox a distance swimmer, Tamika Catchings a basketball player, and lastly Lynn Hill a rock climber All of these athletes have something in common they are all women In addition all of them have very different training ways to make them preform better and have different inspirations All of these women as well have great victories in there sports to conclude there hard work and dedication to there sport What s sad is many years ago many women weren t excepted in the sports world What s crazy is to think only thirty six years ago, women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon 78 These women are very inspiring because to think when some of these women were growing up women in general couldn t play on their own girls team They had to be on the boys leagues and teams In life they all probably experienced jealous and rude people that told them they couldn t do sports They all followed there dreams and made things happen to achieve success which inspires many young female athletes to do the same In conclusion everyone should read this book Whether it s surfer Jamilah Star riding an unprecedented fifty foot wave, Olympic marathoner Deena Kastor winning the bronze in , or top ranked climber Lynn Hill facing down a tough climb at Joshua Tree, one thing is certain these women have gameWhat s , these amazing athletes capture our imagination How do they do it What motivates them to win and to become the best in their sport In Women Who Win, adventure writer Lisa Taggart takes us behind the scenes, deep into the training regimens and the ultimate victories, to see what makes these women and some of their fellow female athletes tick Whether their sport is soccer, cycling, mountain biking, or volleyball, these athletes will inspire you to pursue your dreams, whether it s running a marathon or catching your first wave