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

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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

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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
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 3rd 2005 by Hudson Street Press
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Tracey
Feb 20, 2015 Tracey rated it really liked it
Although the edition I bought was from 2005, still, all that affected was what team who was on and the fact that Tiger Woods was not yet on the author's list of Stars Behaving Badly. I know more than I want to know about the latter, and the former is easily enough checked up on.

I found two things remarkable reading this book: how little I knew going in, and how easy Liz Hartman Musiker made it to learn it. I took notes, but did not actively study them, and still I know reams more now than I eve
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Natalie
Apr 03, 2013 Natalie rated it did not like it
Right up there with one of the worst books I've ever read.

I read this because although I'm a huge baseball and hockey fan, there are things about other sports that I don't understand. Reading a book that simplified the other sports in a way I could understand appealed to me and I thought this book would be a good read.

But I was wrong. Oh so wrong. Sure, I learned a few basic things. But this book is full of blatant sexism that it just pissed me off. It appalls me that it's written by a woman wh
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Melissa
Jun 25, 2008 Melissa rated it liked it
I got made fun of for reading it, but I swear that I really understand the rules of football now. And I still like hockey the best.
Cristina Swenson
Apr 08, 2010 Cristina Swenson rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. I read this because my then-fiancé (now husband) is really into sports. I learned a ton, and now I can definitely hold my own when watching football and (to a lesser extent) basketball.
Heather
Feb 23, 2008 Heather marked it as to-read
Recommended to Heather by: self
I saw this book and thought "that's me!" I thought gjman would appreciate me knowing something about sports, so I bought it. I haven't read any of it and still know nothing about sports.
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Stupidly sexist and chock full of great info.
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