Synopses & Reviews
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).
"[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
"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
"Squeeze Play does for baseball what Semi-Tough did for football." Washington Post Book World
"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
"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.