Eat Sweat Play

Anna Kessel

2016 Long-listed

William Hill Sports Book of the Year

2017 Short-listed

Cross Sports Books Awards: Freshtime New Writer of the Year

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Pan

9781509808106
288
Synopsis

'I’d go as far to say that this book was a life changer for my health and fitness.' Estée Lalonde

Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

Sport's for everyone . . . isn't it?

Society has led us to believe that women and sport don’t mix. But why? What happens to the young girls who dare to climb trees and cartwheel across playgrounds?

In her exploration of major taboos, from sex to the gender pay gap, sports journalist Anna Kessel discovers how sport and exercise should play an integral role in every sphere of our modern lives.

Covering a fascinating range of women, from Sporty Spice to mums who box and breastfeed, Eat Sweat Play reveals how women are finally reclaiming sport, and by extension their own bodies, for themselves - and how you can too.

'Anna Kessel's book should inspire a whole generation of women. It ought to be on the school curriculum.'
Hadley Freeman

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Anna Kessel's book should inspire a whole generation of women. It ought to be on the school curriculum.

Hadley Freeman

Fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking

Lauren Laverne The Pool

This book is a plea to reclaim tracks, pitches and pools for women, and to ensure that the next generation grows up appreciating - and enjoying - all that their bodies are capable of.

Emma John The Guardian

A piercing call to arms, [Anna] argues that if women and girls embrace being active, it will lead to a sea change for women's bodies, self-image and outlook. It is brilliant.

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