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May 3rd | DEBS’ Book Club

May 3, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World"


Fueled by her years as an elite runner and advocate for women in sports, Lauren Fleshman offers her inspiring personal story and a rallying cry for reform of a sports landscape that is failing young female athletes. Written with heart and verve, Good for a Girl is a joyful love letter to the running life, a raw personal narrative of growth and change, and a vital call to reimagine sports for young women.

“Women’s sports have needed a manifesto for a very long time, and with Lauren Fleshman’s Good for a Girl we finally have one.”—Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and David and Goliath

Good for a Girl is simultaneously a moving memoir and a call to action in how we think about—and train—girls and women in elite sports. It’s a must-read—for anyone who loves running, for anyone who has a daughter, and for anyone who cares about creating a better future for young women.”—Emily Oster, author of Expecting BetterCribsheet, and The Family Firm

Part memoir, part manifesto, Good for a Girl is Fleshman’s story of falling in love with running as a girl, being pushed to her limits and succumbing to devastating injuries, and daring to fight for a better way for female athletes. Long gone are the days when women and girls felt lucky just to participate; Fleshman and women everywhere are waking up to the reality that they’re running, playing, and competing in a world that wasn’t made for them. Drawing on not only her own story but also emerging research on the physiology and psychology of young athletes, of any gender, Fleshman gives voice to the often-silent experience of the female athlete and argues that the time has come to rebuild our systems of competitive sport with women at their center.

What: DEBS' Book Club

When: 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 3rd

Where: Fred's

476 Amsterdam Ave (83rd St), New York, NY 10024

Hosts: Debi Unger & Deb Saat

Open to Members and Non-Members

You can order the book (Hardcover, Kindle or Audiobook) and listen to an audio sample HERE.

View Attendees HERE



May 3, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Debi Unger