Read to Sleep
Authors & Events
Gifts & Deals
Apr 19, 2007
| ISBN 9781101167199
Apr 19, 2007 | ISBN 9781101167199
A journalist and mother of two athletic kids exposes the physical and emotional dangers of our over-the-top youth sports culture—and offers practical solutions for positive change.A decade ago, Joan Ryan’s exposé, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, changed the way we look at elite sports, namely figure skating and gymnastics. Today, there is another crisis in youth sports. It may affect any child, from the kindergartner on the soccer field to the high school athlete competing for scarce scholarship money. Regan McMahon’s Revolution in the Bleachers is a wake-up call for parents who spend their lives shuttling their kids from one field and practice to the next and wonder what happened to family life.
Regan McMahon is the deputy book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle and has written more than two hundred articles, music reviews, and book reviews for various national publications. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and two children.
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch