I was searching my favorite online booksellers for more Gymnasts books and had I had to share some lulzy finds:
Bratz Gold Medal Gymnasts
The best BPGC (Baby Prostitutes Gymnastics Club) has to offer! Check out that pink beam. I’m actually kind of jealous. I wish my gym had a pink beam.
This was released in 1995, just in time to watch the Mag 7 achieve Olympic glory in ’96. They should’ve waited a year and released Olympic Gymnast Barbie with a detachable ankle cast.
The other day I found a bunch of my old stories and drawings, dating from when I was about 10 to when I was in my early teens. Talk about a goldmine of snark fodder. During my gymnastics obsession, I wrote (and actually finished–I know, I’m shocked too) a novel about elite gymnasts. I found my plans for that novel (sadly, the novel itself has been partially lost… I managed to recover several chapters from a floppy disk but idek where the missing ones went) plus my collection of early 90s articles on gymnastics and on my fave gymnasts. Oh yeah, like it’s any dumber than y’all’s collections of NKOTB, BSB, NSYNC, and Hanson memorobilia. I wasn’t the one sleeping with a sweaty towel once clutched in the hands of Nick Carter under my pillow, so don’t even. Anyway, my gymnastics novel started out as an attempt to realistically portray issues that elite gymnasts deal with, but it quickly devolved into a teen soap opera. So basically it was like Center Stage (the first one, that is… let us deny the second one exists, please) but with gymnastics. This is going to be fun.