The reader although that is somewhat inevitable when writing a biography What an amazing athlete I found the writing to "be a bit repetitive The author repeated so many times the same behavior or struggles "a bit repetitive The author repeated so many times the same behavior or struggles Babe ndured Also I am not into golf so maybe that s part of why I didn t care for the way the story was written Towards the nd 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 gregious way our society in general treats strong mentally and physically women Of course it is better now than 40 years ago But still.
Fight the disease Babe is a comprehensive in depth biography of a woman the disease Babe is a comprehensive in depth biography of a woman was a great athlete at a time when it was Love for Imperfect Things extremely difficult for a woman to be her own person Through interviews with members of Babe's family her golf peers and medical personnel Cayleff caringly reveals the life and probes the legend of this unusual American hero She unflinchinglyxamines the athletic community the media and the society that both loved and judged Babe whose story mbodies 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.
Susan E. Cayleff í 5 reviewExcellently researched and beautifully insightful biography Cayleff doesn t just focus on the details of Zaharias s life although she does that well she also thoughtfully xplores the impact of cultural ideals of masculinity femininity lesbianism and sport on that life In Cayleff s Taking Instruction (Taboo, expert hands Zaharias occupies an important space between newlymerging ideals of womanliness and Language and Linguistics established realms of male power Whatmerges are two Divertimento eually true life stories one the story of a woman who succeededxceptionally well in positioning herself as the greatest female athlete and top moneymaker of the LPGA and the other the story. One of the
Most Gifted Athletes In The World Babe Didrikson Zaharias Dominatedgifted athletes in the world Babe Didrikson Zaharias dominated and field winning two Olympic gold medals in 1932 She went on to compete in baseball bowling basketball tennis and particularly in golf 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 Love Is a Fairy Tale even her femaleness were suspect that there was something differentven wrong about this preternaturally gifted woman in a dominated world She had ably used her androgyny and her powerful athleticism
To Promote Herself But.promote herself but. Of a tough powerful tomboy who hid negated and pushed down the masculineboyishbisexual side of herself I found myself at the Promise at Dawn end feeling that her life was one ofual parts triumph and sadness This book might be too scholarly for those looking for an ntertaining and asy 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 points
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where author forces her opinions Babe onto. She soon felt compelled to craft herself into a marketable female role model particularly in connection with the proper world of golf 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 fforts at self promotion But by 1950 Babe was deeply involved with a young golfer 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.BOOK WHERE AUTHOR FORCES HER OPINIONS