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Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You: The Making of a Champion

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Lisa Leslie learned to play basketball as a young teenager in LA. She was soon breaking state records, but life away from the courts was less happy. Here, Lisa recounts her metamorphosis from a gangly teen to a world-famous athlete.
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Dafina Books
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Kinga
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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All I needed to enjoy this book was to remind myself I wasn't reading it for literary value. It makes no pretense of being a Pulitzer candidate. It's a reasonably well told story about determination, sportsmanship and the rewards that come with it.

Lisa Leslie won everything you can win in the basketball world and she won it many times over. Now, how can you write an autobiography honestly listing all your seemingly endless achievements without sounding like a arrogant prick? Leslie's solution to
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Samantha
Jun 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because of the respect for the athletic skills that Lisa Leslie shows on the court and the class she shows off the court. However, I learned a lot more than that. I had no clue that she had grew up in a home where her mother was a truck driver and a post office employee. I didn't know that she lived with her aunt and was helped out by her uncles in the game of basketball. I didn't realize that she had basically raised her younger sister, Tiffany and that her older sister ha ...more
Reggie Malz
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book!!! Great for kids to read too!
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Donna Scoggins
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading her story of grit, determination, and perseverance!
Bob
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it was a good book
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Anthony
Feb 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Yawn. I was a one time season ticket holder for the Sacramento Monarchs. I adored the game of the Houston Comets and Tina Thompson was the object of my unrequited adoration. I never met Lisa Leslie but I saw her play many times and heard her being interviewed as the "face" of the WNBA. At the time I thought she was a bit too egocentric for my tastes. Years later ( haven't been to a WNBA game since 2007 (I moved overseas and the Sacramento Franchise folded) but I do catch them on T.V. and follow ...more
Wendy
Dec 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Two things I couldn't get past in this book: the misspelling of Maya Moore's name and the part where Lisa Leslie says gay people are sinners. I did enjoy the solid history of the past several years of womens basketball history!
Becky
Sep 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
YOU GO GIRL! I really liked the book!!!!!!!!
Natqueenb
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the book!!!
Jane
Apr 27, 2009 added it
Recommended to Jane by: Reagan silent auction win
Not my cup of tea. I think I will give it to one of my students who's a HS girls basketball player.
Tracy Martinez
Interesting to read about Lisa Leslie's life as she grew up.
Laurah
Sep 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Written for a young audience.
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