Olympic softball star Jennie Finch will be making an appearance in Ridgewood, New Jersey, signing copies of “Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself.”
Finch is a former American softball player and a two-time Olympian, who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. From Southern California, Finch fell in love with the game at an early age. She was a bat girl for UCLA growing up and later went on to play at La Mirada High School and then for the University of Arizona with a career total of 119 wins. She has been married to MLB pitcher Casey Daigle since 2005. The couple have two sons. “Throw Like a Girl” will be released by Triumph Books on August 29, 2011.
Book Signing Event
9/7/11 7:00 PM
East Ridgewood Avenue
From the Publisher
Dream Big and Believe in Yourself
In a society that sends incredibly mixed identity messages, sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices. Athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain self-confidence, and mature into society s leaders.
Throw Like a Girl inspires, motivates, and answers questions about issues specific to today s female athletes. NCAA softball champion, two-time Olympian, and sports icon Jennie Finch offers sound advice on how to translate the lessons she learned from sports into everyday life.
Topics including body image, femininity vs. sports, peer pressure, nutrition, and the balancing act today s young women construct between school, extra-curricular activities, family, and friends are addressed in an engaging and instantly relatable personal style. Fiercely competitive and fashionably cool, Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor as she offers candid observations from personal experience bound to resonate with young women everywhere and inspire them to dream big, work hard, and believe in themselves.
Amazon’s page for Jennie Finch’s “Throw Like a Girl”