In this anthology, Bandy breaks down the poems into sections with titles appropriate to their content.
Though the book focuses on the rewards, happiness, and joy involved in the life of a female athlete, it also reveals the not-so-rewarding, happy, or joyful moments which accompany this life.
Through poetry, essays, and stories, it celebrates the broad spectrum of the female athletic experience, beautifully capturing the joy, frustration, and complexity that has long been ignored in American literature."Joan Ryan -- San Francisco Chronicle Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes "This wide-ranging anthology will make readers reconsider their casual assumptions about both sport and women's experiences.
In December 2008, Maryse won her first WWE Divas Championship and held it for seven months, which is the third longest reign in the championship's history.
In April 2009, she was drafted to the Raw brand, and won the Divas Championship for the second time in February 2010, making her the first wrestler to have held the championship on more than one occasion.
In 2011, she became the co-host of NXT and the manager of Ted Di Biase, prior to her release from the company in October 2011.
In April 2016, she returned to the company, and became the manager of her husband The Miz.
On December 28, at a house show in Raleigh, North Carolina, Maryse dislocated her knee in a tag team match against The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie).
It was later announced that the injury was not major, and therefore only missed a few weeks action.
After a month-long absence, Maryse returned at Survivor Series pay-per-view event in November, participating in a five-on-five Divas elimination tag team match, eliminating Kelly Kelly, Mickie James and Candice Michelle; Maryse was the sole survivor of her team, but was ultimately eliminated by Beth Phoenix.
At the Armageddon pay-per-view on December 14, Maryse teamed up with Jillian Hall, Victoria and Natalya in a losing effort to Mc Cool, Maria, Kelly Kelly and Mickie James in an Eight-Diva Santa's Little Helper tag team match.
Despite her elimination, she was invited to observe workouts and the training facility at WWE's developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), along with Brooke Adams.
When Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) opened in mid-2007, Ouellet was transferred to the new developmental facility, and on September 25, she made her FCW debut as the valet of Ryan O'Reilly along with Lacey Von Erich. , Ouellet, known as simply Maryse, was shown on the Titan Tron welcoming the Montreal viewers in French to the season premiere of Smack Down! Maryse made her first official televised appearance on the May 21, 2007 episode of Raw to present American rapper Timbaland's new music video for the single "Throw It on Me", in which she had appeared. , Smack Down General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced the creation of the WWE Divas Championship, and that same night the Divas competed in a Golden Dreams match to qualify for the championship match at The Great American Bash, which was won by Natalya.
The boundaries crossed in this book are cultural and national but more importantly the main boundary crossed is that of our misperceptions of women in the world of sport.