The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: An Essential Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam

The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: An Essential Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam

by Liz Hartman Musiker

Paperback(Reprint)

$15.00

Overview

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 Girl’s 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 who’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452289505
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Liz Hartman Musiker is a tireless sports enthusiast and a former publicity director at Pocket Books (Simon & 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.

Table of Contents


Introduction     xiii
Basketball     1
Here's How It Works     2
Players You Need to Know     20
Glossary     39
Football     47
Here's How It Works     48
Players You Need to Know     75
Glossary     95
Baseball     104
Here's How It Works     105
Players You Need to Know     131
Glossary     161
Hockey     168
Here's How It Works     169
Players You Need to Know     187
Glossary     197
Golt     207
Here's How It Works     209
Golfers You Need to Know     223
Glossary     229
Boxing     233
Here's How It Works     235
Boxers You Need to Know     247
Glossary     257
Can Racing     261
Here's How It Works     262
Drivers You Need to Know     282
Glossary     287
Soccer     290
Here's How It Works     292
Players You Need to Know     302
Glossary     307
Appendix
FantasyFootball Primer     313
Bibliography     320

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The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: An Essential Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this is an insult to us females who actually play sports!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi i luv sports such as swimming dancing football running iceskating biking and karate. This will be good for girls who luv sports