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WISE Bookshelf: Roar

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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach or dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision, or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!

Book

Roar by Samantha Lane
Genre: Nonfiction

Comments

In 2017, the Australian Football League launched its first professional women’s football competition. The response from the public was overwhelming, and the league vastly underestimated the numbers that would turn out that first year to watch the women play.

Samantha Lane’s book is a compelling history of women’s football. The opening chapter covers the women on the administrative side: the harassment, discrimination and outright hostility they faced from the men in the game as they advocated for women to play a bigger role.

The bulk of the book is a series of interviews with players and a pair of coaches. Some of the players’ stories are hard to read, but ultimately, it is a story of triumph against all odds.

Submitted by: Jane Hollman  | NYC Metro  | 15+ years professional experience

 

                                                
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