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Daddy's Little Goalie: A Father, His Daughters, and Sports

2.88  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The perfect Father’s Day gift for modern dads who are learning that mentoring their daughters in sports is just as much fun as playing catch in the backyard with their boys. Former Sports Illustrated reporter Strauss provides humorous and poignant vignettes about watching from the sidelines as his daughters, both jocks in high school and college, succeed and fail in ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Feb 27, 2013 Dmack rated it really liked it
If you are a dad and have daughters then you should read this book; made me laugh and even tear up a time or two; and i have my oldest daughter to thank for getting me this book as a Christmas present
Nov 02, 2016 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: sports
I mistakenly came into reading this book thinking I would really identify with it, having grown up as a girl jock myself. But this book is really about Strauss and his own reconciliation with having daughters who play sports. I appreciate his perspective, having grown up in an era when girls weren't really able to play a lot of sports and now having daughters for whom sports is a huge part of their lives. But the whole book felt like Strauss was trying to unravel the mystery of why his daughters ...more
Sep 20, 2011 Glee rated it it was ok
So light weight, it was like eating air. This was a complete spur of the moment selection at the library - out on display with new arrivals. It appealed to me because I am roughly the age of the author and I wasn't allowed to play sports as a girl. And that really hurt. So to some extent, I identified with the author's experience of watching his/my daughter play sports, when such a thing was inconceivable in the 1960's.

But there wasn't much meat on these bones - not a bad read, certainly an easy
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
More like 2.5. I saw a listing for this on Net Galley and meant to request it, but then Net Galley turned out to work in an idiosyncratic way that made it impossible to open a separate tab for each listing and come back to it later, so I never got around to it. Then I happened to see a copy of this at the library and figured, why not. It's not bad. It's mildly interesting, suitable for passing the time while traveling. But not worldshaking or life-changing. Reading dates approximate.
May 30, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
This book is a quick and easy read. I enjoyed reading about the significant progress that has been made in girls' sports. I also could relate to and appreciate the author's awareness of how there are fewer pick up games in the neighborhood these days now that every sport has mass organized competitions on a weekly basis.
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Robert Strauss has been a reporter for Sports Illustrated, a feature writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, a news and sports producer for KYW-TV in Philadelphia and a TV critic for the Asbury Park Press. Now a
freelance writer, his byline has appeared on more than 1000 stories in the New York Times, and in many other publications like the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Star-Ledger, t
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