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Until she visited downtown Boston’s Somerville Boxing Club, the writer regarded boxing with disgust. Her opinion changed after she met four adolescent girls and their trainer. She describes what she learned in the gym about herself, girls who box, and the buried connections between femininity and aggression.
- Leah Hager Cohen author of "Without Apology," "Train Go Sorry;" Glass, Paper, Beans;" "The Stuff of Dreams," and two other novels, "Heat Lightning" and "Heart, You Bully, You Punk."
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