Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees

Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees

by Jane Heller
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Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees by Jane Heller

Two months into the 2007 baseball season, novelist Jane Heller, an obsessed Yankee fan heartsick over their poor play, announced her intention to divorce the team, on grounds of mental cruelty, in the pages of the New York Times. Her words inflamed the passions of sports lovers across the country, and her piece quickly became the newspaper's most e-mailed and talked-about article in the week it ran.
The intense reaction of fans forced Heller to look inward, and to re-examine her feelings about winning and losing. Was she a "bandwagon" fan, as some branded her? A traitor? Confessions of a She-Fan is a witty, observant, and decidedly female look at the nature of the bond between fan and team. Jane Heller goes in search of answers. With her husband as her traveling partner, she literally follows the Bronx Bombers through the rest of their challenging 2007 season, hoping to score interviews with the players, watch every game in every city, and inject some excitement into her marriage.
Through interactions with other fans, as well as members of the media covering the Yankees, plus game-by-game analyses, Heller learns personal life lessons about competition, loyalty, and acceptance—and about why baseball, like any truly romantic relationship, requires commitment, patience, and a deep, abiding love.

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ISBN-13: 9781594868986
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JANE HELLER, after nearly a decade of promoting writers, launched her own career as a successful novelist. Her comic, breezy tales are now entertaining millions of readers around the world. She is the best-selling author of 13 books including An Ex to Grind, Name Dropping, Female Intelligence, Princess Charming, and Lucky Stars. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SHSer68 More than 1 year ago
Congrats are due to Jane Heller for conveying what it's like to be a truly loyal (and slightly nutty) fan of one team -- and from the woman's perspective!! But there is much more in this book. Yes, if you're a big Yankee (or baseball) fan it helps, but it's not a prerequisite. The story takes you on a journey all over the USA and Canada too, where she and her husband meet all manner of fans, press people, security types, and even a ballplayer or two. In the process, she (and the reader) get to learn a lot more about life and themselves. As a lifelong Yankee fan, married to a woman who's a lifelong football fan, this story resonated with me on many levels. You owe it to yourself (and friends) to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books EVER!!! I remeber all the events she writes about. Perfect book for the die hard yankee fan!
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Soapchick More than 1 year ago
...I've been a fan of Ms. Heller's books for years...I think I've read about 8 or 9 of them...but as a huge Yankee fan, when I discovered that 'Confessions of She-Fan' existed, I immediately seeked it out and devoured it in 2 days!...I think it's my new favorite book...really! It made me laugh so many times as well as cry a few. Ms. Heller totally captured the Yankee fan experience. I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud and nodded in total agreement with so many things she said. She captures following 'her boys' around, not so much from a female perspective, but as one of a fan...and what it means to have faith. A really good read and highly recommended.
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