Mina Samuels

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives

Press Coverage & Praise:

TODAYMay 30th appearance on the TODAY Show (watch the episode online).

ListenListen to a live interview with Mina on Rowan Radio (89.7 WGLS-FM) show: The Women's Room aired on August 18, 2011.

ListenListen to a live 20-minute interview with Mina on:
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori radio show
Listen now: go to the March 19, 2011 radio program

Therese Borchard’s Beyond Blue Blog post on Run Like a Girl.

Read Astrid van den Broek’s interview with Mina for the Chatelaine Happiness Blog.

Mina has published two new articles: Say Bye-Bye to Bad Body Image Talk for CNN, May 2, 2011; and Say Goodbye to Your Poor Body Image for Beliefnet.

“There are lots of good sports books, but rarely beautifully-written ones. Run Like A Girl is both.”
  — Mary Brophy Marcus, USA Today

“A chicken soup for the athlete’s soul.”
  — SELF Magazine, March 2011

  — Running Times, March 2011

“An enthusiastic tribute to women who replace the stigma attached to the term “running like a girl” with a sense of power and honor.””
  — Kirkus Reviews

“...a compelling argument that women who run are much more likely to lead fulfilling lives in any number of ways...”
  — Canadian Running, April 2011

“an engaging read that will have most women nodding their heads in agreement and motivated to keep at the sports they love.”
  — Vermont Sports, April 2011

“A book that is needed and important and life changing—all the things running has been for us!”
  — Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports, Running and Walking for Women Over 40 and co-author of 26.2 Marathon Stories

For anyone looking for a dose of inspiration before lacing up their sneakers, this book is it: part manifesto, part motivation, use it to go a little farther, faster and feel better about every step. It’s like a breath of fresh air on a day when you want to be outside, in the bright sunshine, enjoying a great run. Now you will be.
  — Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief, SELF Magazine, and co-author, The Nine Rooms of Happiness

“A compelling and insightful book about using sport and physical activity to balance the extraordinary challenges women face...a ‘must read’ for women athletes and non-athletes alike.”
  — Donna Lopiano, founder and president of Sports Management Resources; formerly CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation

"I was hooked after the first page. Run Like A Girl reminds me, once again, the power and importance of sport in young girls and women's lives. As a mom and an athlete, I will continue to proudly run like a girl and support my kids as they do the same!"
  — Summer Sanders, Gold Medalist and TV personality

Run Like a Girl celebrates the power of sports and fitness in all aspects of life. It speaks to the true gift and value of sport-- defining who we are.
  — Julie Foudy, Former Captain of the US Women's Soccer Team and Founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives strikes a chord and illustrates the transformative power of sports for women and girls. Sports enlighten, shape, and strengthen us, oftentimes enabling us to live the life we have always dreamed of. Thank you, Mina, for your commitment to documenting these stories and lessons.”
  — Laura Gentile, Vice-President of espnW and ESPN RISE

“...a refreshing read...”
  — Melanie Mock, This Mother Can Run, May-June 2011


Like A Girl

Solo Shows

Run Like a Girl

Run Like a Girl: Press

Queen of Cups

Short Stories


Workshop Reading of Because I Am Your Queen
357 W 36th St
New York, NY
Monday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m.



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