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Daddy's Little Goalie: A Father, His Daughters, and Sports

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The perfect Father’s Day gift for modern dads who are learning that mentoring their daughters in sports is just as much fun as playing catch in the backyard with their boys. Former Sports Illustrated reporter Strauss provides humorous and poignant vignettes about watching from the sidelines as his daughters, both jocks in high school and college, succeed and fail in sports.

The National Federation of High School Associations estimates that approximately 3.1 million girls participate in high school sports. Daddy's Little Goalie, written by professional sports writer Robert Strauss, is about a new generation of fathers who are nurturing their daughters as girl jocks throughout their years of schooling.

In Daddy's Little Goalie, Strauss shares an invitingly poignant and humorous collection of anecdotes about the father/daughter sporting dynamic based on his own experiences with his daughters, Ella and Sylvia. Proud dads, been-there moms, and sporting daughters alike will recognize themselves in Strauss's stories. From the pride inspired by a daughter's first left-handed layup to the shin-kicking action on the soccer field, Daddy's Little Goalie is not a primer on how to raise the next Venus or Serena Williams, but about the normal run of girl jockdom and the important role of the father/daughter relationship in sports--and life.

Synopsis:

The perfect Father’s Day gift for modern dads who are learning that mentoring their daughters in sports is just as much fun as playing catch in the backyard with their boys. Former Sports Illustrated reporter Strauss provides humorous and poignant vignettes about watching from the sidelines as his daughters, both jocks in high school and college, succeed and fail in sports.

The National Federation of High School Associations estimates that approximately 3.1 million girls participate in high school sports. Daddy's Little Goalie, written by professional sports writer Robert Strauss, is about a new generation of fathers who are nurturing their daughters as girl jocks throughout their years of schooling.

In Daddy's Little Goalie, Strauss shares an invitingly poignant and humorous collection of anecdotes about the father/daughter sporting dynamic based on his own experiences with his daughters, Ella and Sylvia. Proud dads, been-there moms, and sporting daughters alike will recognize themselves in Strauss's stories. From the pride inspired by a daughter's first left-handed layup to the shin-kicking action on the soccer field, Daddy's Little Goalie is not a primer on how to raise the next Venus or Serena Williams, but about the normal run of girl jockdom and the important role of the father/daughter relationship in sports--and life.

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Daddy's Little Goalie will be the Bible - or at least the Epistles from Paul - for the new generation of dads who perhaps never imagined that having girl jocks could be as much fun as nurturing boys in shoulder pads. It revolves around the father/daughter sports experiences of Robert Strauss' two daughters, Ella and Sylvia, and their sometimes-baffled, often-proud dad. From Little League all the way into high school and college, Ella and Sylvia tried just about everything, from diving, soccer, and basketball, to cross country, hurdles, and even, disastrously, dance, and Strauss writes humorous and poignant vignettes about their shared successes and failures, both large and small. Dads everywhere will groan and moms will roll their eyes knowingly at each tale. It is not so much behind the scenes, but behind the psyche, and millions of dads, travel coaches, and grousing sideline pacers alike will sigh appreciatively with its stories.

About the Author

Robert Strauss is the proud father of two daughters who play sports. He has been a staffer at Sports Illustrated and has written extensively for the New York Times. He is an adjunct professor of writing in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania; he also managed to play, just barely, Division III freshman basketball and rugby at Carleton College. He lives with his wife, Susan, and daughters, Ella and Sylvia, in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449402341
Author:
Strauss, Robert
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Subject:
Fatherhood
Subject:
Biography-Parental Memoir
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110426
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The perfect Father’s Day gift for modern dads who are learning that mentoring their daughters in sports is just as much fun as playing catch in the backyard with their boys. Former Sports Illustrated reporter Strauss provides humorous and poignant vignettes about watching from the sidelines as his daughters, both jocks in high school and college, succeed and fail in sports.

The National Federation of High School Associations estimates that approximately 3.1 million girls participate in high school sports. Daddy's Little Goalie, written by professional sports writer Robert Strauss, is about a new generation of fathers who are nurturing their daughters as girl jocks throughout their years of schooling.

In Daddy's Little Goalie, Strauss shares an invitingly poignant and humorous collection of anecdotes about the father/daughter sporting dynamic based on his own experiences with his daughters, Ella and Sylvia. Proud dads, been-there moms, and sporting daughters alike will recognize themselves in Strauss's stories. From the pride inspired by a daughter's first left-handed layup to the shin-kicking action on the soccer field, Daddy's Little Goalie is not a primer on how to raise the next Venus or Serena Williams, but about the normal run of girl jockdom and the important role of the father/daughter relationship in sports--and life.

"Synopsis" by , Daddy's Little Goalie will be the Bible - or at least the Epistles from Paul - for the new generation of dads who perhaps never imagined that having girl jocks could be as much fun as nurturing boys in shoulder pads. It revolves around the father/daughter sports experiences of Robert Strauss' two daughters, Ella and Sylvia, and their sometimes-baffled, often-proud dad. From Little League all the way into high school and college, Ella and Sylvia tried just about everything, from diving, soccer, and basketball, to cross country, hurdles, and even, disastrously, dance, and Strauss writes humorous and poignant vignettes about their shared successes and failures, both large and small. Dads everywhere will groan and moms will roll their eyes knowingly at each tale. It is not so much behind the scenes, but behind the psyche, and millions of dads, travel coaches, and grousing sideline pacers alike will sigh appreciatively with its stories.
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