The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam

Liz Hartman Musiker

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The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam

The Smart Girl s Guide to Sports A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don t Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam For the woman whose significant other spends hours glued to ESPN comes a fun and irreverent guide to understanding and enjoying the male dominated world of spectator sports From The Smart Girl s Guide

  • Title: The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam
  • Author: Liz Hartman Musiker
  • ISBN: 9781594630118
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the woman whose significant other spends hours glued to ESPN comes a fun and irreverent guide to understanding and enjoying the male dominated world of spectator sports From The Smart Girl s Guide to Sports Welcome, ladies This book will not make you a sports expert It will not make you put down a great novel to watch football, or stop you from helping your kidsFor the woman whose significant other spends hours glued to ESPN comes a fun and irreverent guide to understanding and enjoying the male dominated world of spectator sports From The Smart Girl s Guide to Sports Welcome, ladies This book will not make you a sports expert It will not make you put down a great novel to watch football, or stop you from helping your kids with their homework because you have to watch the last five minutes of a basketball game It will, however, give you a glimpse of why men do these things And it will allow you to enjoy sports really, I swear The beautiful thing about sports, unlike, say, neurosurgery, is that a little bit of knowledge is not a dangerous thing If you re amidst a herd of men and the topic turns to sports, you only need to know a few key points and you re in If the discussion turns to home runs, for instance, and you say, Yes, but there s never been anything exciting than when McGwire and Sosa were after Maris s record, you instantly win a new kind of respect from the testosterone crowd We don t have the sports gene men have We have other, better ones Thus, this book aims to give you only the most fundamental, most fun, and most entertaining information the tools to enjoy sports, or to participate in the game in whichever way you choose.The Smart Girl s Guide to Sports covers all the major professional sports football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, soccer, boxing, and even car racing Each chapter includes a Here s How It Works section that explains the basics of the game profiles of each sport s timeless greats and contemporary cool players and a funny, readable glossary of key terms.

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    1. Tracey on said:

      Although the edition I bought was from 2005, still, all that affected was what team who was on and the fact that Tiger Woods was not yet on the author's list of Stars Behaving Badly. I know more than I want to know about the latter, and the former is easily enough checked up on. I found two things remarkable reading this book: how little I knew going in, and how easy Liz Hartman Musiker made it to learn it. I took notes, but did not actively study them, and still I know reams more now than I eve [...]

    2. Natalie on said:

      Right up there with one of the worst books I've ever read. I read this because although I'm a huge baseball and hockey fan, there are things about other sports that I don't understand. Reading a book that simplified the other sports in a way I could understand appealed to me and I thought this book would be a good read.But I was wrong. Oh so wrong. Sure, I learned a few basic things. But this book is full of blatant sexism that it just pissed me off. It appalls me that it's written by a woman wh [...]

    3. Melissa on said:

      I got made fun of for reading it, but I swear that I really understand the rules of football now. And I still like hockey the best.

    4. Cristina Swenson on said:

      This book is awesome. I read this because my then-fiancé (now husband) is really into sports. I learned a ton, and now I can definitely hold my own when watching football and (to a lesser extent) basketball.

    5. Heather on said:

      I saw this book and thought "that's me!" I thought gjman would appreciate me knowing something about sports, so I bought it. I haven't read any of it and still know nothing about sports.

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