Synopses & Reviews
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 Girls 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 sportsreally, I swear.
The beautiful thing about sports, unlike, say, neurosurgery, is that a little bit of knowledge is not a dangerous thing. If youre amidst a herd of men and the topic turns to sports, you only need to know a few key points and youre in. If the discussion turns to home runs, for instance, and you say, Yes, but theres never been anything more exciting than when McGwire and Sosa were after Mariss record, you instantly win a new kind of respect from the testosterone crowd.
We dont 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 informationthe tools to enjoy sports, or to participate in the game in whichever way you choose.
The Smart Girls Guide to Sports covers all the major professional sports: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, soccer, boxing, and even car racing.
Each chapter includes a Heres How It Works section that explains the basics of the game; profiles of each sports timeless greats and contemporary cool players; and a funny, readable glossary of key terms.
What a great way to help shrink the gender gap in sports!
Bonnie Bernstein, sportscaster, CBS Sports
[An] invaluable resource for football, baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, boxing, or NASCAR widows
browsable and fun.
A fun and accessible introduction to the wide world of sports For every woman who feels out of her league when her signifi cant other spends nights glued to ESPN or when the guys” talk sports at work, The Smart Girls Guide to Sports is here to level the playing field. A crash course in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, boxing, soccer, and car racing, this couch-side companion explains the basics of each game, profiles whos who, defines key terms, and arms readers with enough trivia to talk sports through extra innings. With this female-friendly handbook, sports-shy women everywhere can step off the sidelines and get into the game.
About the Author
Liz Hartman Musiker is a tireless sports enthusiast and a former publicity director at Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster). Although she lives on Long Island, she is more of a Yankees fan than a Mets fan, which horrifies her geographically loyal son and husband.