Torn between being the lady Mama wants her to be and the bowler Daddy dreamed of raising, Ashley struggles to find some middle ground when all she wants to do is be true to herself and land a strike. * * * * * Ever since she was a kid, Ashley has been torn between being the young lady her mama wanted her to be, and the tough, competitive bowler her daddy dreamed of raising. She tries her best to keep them both happy-she wears the pink frilly dresses Mama loves, tied at the knees to bowl with Daddy, but nothing seems to go right. Especially when her extremely cute arch nemesis Travis is around. Through school, her early twenties, a hot-and-cold romance, and family struggles, Ashley is forced to disconnect from her parents' version of her, reject the woman society wants her to be, and find herself by turning her small town on its head. Bowling is hard, but being yourself in a world that wants to keep you small? One of the hardest sports of all.