Jenifer, with one n, to be different (I am Jennafer with an a, to be different) writes of her life in ballet so far. At 40, she's close to retirement, so it's not so strange for her to be reflecting on how things went for her. As a Christian, Ringer is reflective. Her faith is essential to her and plays an important part of her story, but the way she shares it, it's not repellent to a religionphobe like me.
Ringer writes about her career at local dance studios, the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. Her journey includes a significant eating disorder, which is related with naked, self-awareness. The dance writing is good, too, about the ins and outs of being in a dance company, learning new dances, dealing with injuries and a little bit of company politics and becoming an adult in an atmosphere that treats you like a hungry, desperate child.
Ringer is an overachiever who skipped a grade in elementary school and eventually rose to the top of her profession, so she wouldn't publish a shitty book. For all the danceophiles and ED survivors!