The leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports.

WISE Bookshelf: The Boys in the Boat

Grow Grow Grow

Photo credit: Vladimir Wrangel /

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, 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!


The Boys in the Boat

Author: Daniel James Brown
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction


The Boys in the Boat is the story of the 1936 U.S. men’s rowing team and their quest for gold at the Berlin Olympics. The story offers a unique viewpoint into life during the great depression, the preparation and skills necessary to be successful at rowing, and the events in Berlin leading up the 1936 Olympic Games. I personally enjoyed the way the author weaves all of these elements together into one interesting and thorough story.

Submitted by: Ivy Anderson | Los Angeles | 6-15 years experience


Submit a Book Review

The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WISE or any employees or affiliates. WISE makes no representation as to the accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any of the information supplied by the author(s). WISE will not be liable for any errors or omissions in the information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its use. Publication of the information should not be considered endorsement by WISE. By using this website, you accept this disclaimer in full.