Part manifesto, part how-to, Eat. Sweat. Play is a call to arms for women to take back sport for themselves.
Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: How to bunk a PE lesson: a rough guide Chapter - 2: Sweating is so hot right now! Why our twenty-first-century obsession with exercise is all wrong Chapter - 3: Why sport will make you sucessful Chapter - 4: Sports and taboos Chapter - 5: How to avoid the pregnant pause Chapter - 6: The marathon of motherhood Chapter - 7: 'Are you the tea lady?' and other common questions Chapter - 8: What does a woman's voice in sport sound like? (And when can we stop pretending to be blokes?) Chapter - 9: Women's sport: changing the game Section - ii: Epilogue Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements Acknowledgements - iv: Permission Acknowledgements Section - v: Notes
Anna Kessel is a sports writer for the Guardian and the Observer. She is also the co-founder and chair of Women in Football.
Anna Kessel's book should inspire a whole generation of women. It
ought to be on the school curriculum. * Hadley Freeman *
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 *
Fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking -- Lauren Laverne * The Pool *
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. * Stylist *
I'd go as far to say that this book was a life changer for my health and fitness. -- Estee Lalonde
No topic is off limits - cringe worthy school PE, the gender pay gap, parenthood, women as fans, menopause, disability and even her own miscarriage are explored, telling a cradle-to-grave story of our vexed relationship with moving our own bodies. She also lays bare the systemic issues: sports science, for example, is based overwhelmingly on studies of male bodies, as if pregnancy and menstruation simply did not exist. This is a book for parents, sports lovers, and anyone who wants to be on the right side of history. -- Moya Dodd * Australia Financial Review *