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Blows to the Head : How Boxing Changed My Mind

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ISBN13:

9781438430010

ISBN10:
1438430019
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/7/2010
Publisher(s):
State Univ of New York Pr

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This is the edition with a publication date of 1/7/2010.
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Summary

I peered through the Venetian blinds in our den, with its view of the playground next door, and watched mournfully as the popular girls played softball. I wanted to run fast, hit hard, and wear a cute uniform. These girls seemed to know something about life that I didn’t.” When Binnie Klein took up boxing in her mid-fifties, the reaction from friends and acquaintances was always the same: You?” Why, after all, would a middle-aged Jewish psychotherapist with no previous history of athletics take up boxing? In Blows to the Head, Klein offers a provocative tale of an unlikely contender whose unexpected fascination with boxing takes her beyond the ring and leads her back to her roots and a surprising chapter of the Jewish immigrant experience. With candor and wit, she reveals a series of memories and insights that would never have been possible if she hadn’t been drawn toward a pair of boxing gloves during a physical therapy session. In a story that will captivate and inspire women and men, athletes and nonathletes, Klein shows us that if we turn over the weird stones” on our path, the ones we usually ignore, we may find ourselves on an unexpected journey that will summon vitality back into our lives.


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