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Publisher Comments:

Inspired by the author's career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Squeeze Play tells the story of female reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who is assigned to cover the men of the Washington Senators — the worst team in major league baseball. Life in the locker room shows her not just the players'…um…assets but also their all-too-human frailties. Love for the game and love for the newspaper business are the stars in this hilarious and heartbreaking novel that "will have you singing a rousing chorus of 'Take Me Out to the Locker Room'"(People).

Review:

"[T]he best novel ever written about baseball...the funniest, raunchiest, and most compassionate baseball novel I've ever read....Sure to offend some people who cried during Field of Dreams — and that's good enough for me." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Leavy's hilarious debut...will delight readers willing to accept a healthy dose of vulgarity with their humor, especially those who know and love the rhythms and complexities of the national pastime." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Squeeze Play does for baseball what Semi-Tough did for football." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Does baseball mythology proud....The overall effect is that of a surreal parody, with a baseball team and newsroom that Mel Brooks might have assembled." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Jane Leavy's terrific Squeeze Play will have you reeling with laughter." Larry King

About the Author

Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post and author of the critically acclaimed comic novel Squeeze Play. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060567743
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Leavy, Jane
Author:
Epictetus
Author:
by Jane Leavy
Author:
Lebell, Sharon
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Sports stories
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Women sportswriters.
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Plus
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
August 19, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.03x5.31x.93 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060567743 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he best novel ever written about baseball...the funniest, raunchiest, and most compassionate baseball novel I've ever read....Sure to offend some people who cried during Field of Dreams — and that's good enough for me."
"Review" by , "Leavy's hilarious debut...will delight readers willing to accept a healthy dose of vulgarity with their humor, especially those who know and love the rhythms and complexities of the national pastime."
"Review" by , "Squeeze Play does for baseball what Semi-Tough did for football."
"Review" by , "Does baseball mythology proud....The overall effect is that of a surreal parody, with a baseball team and newsroom that Mel Brooks might have assembled."
"Review" by , "Jane Leavy's terrific Squeeze Play will have you reeling with laughter."
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