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Best Seat in the House: A Father, a Daughter, a Journey Through Sports

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From the best-known and most widely read woman sports columnist in the United States comes a remarkable memoir of a father and a daughter, the story of a girl who would turn her love for sports into a trailblazing career.

Christine Brennan grew up in Toledo, Ohio, spending her summers playing with the boys on her block, memorizing baseball statistics, accompanying her dad
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by Scribner
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Allison Rubin
Jun 16, 2008 rated it did not like it
Was really looking forward to this book, even went to the book reading to meet the author, only to be disappointed in the book. Maybe my expectation was too high, but struggled to finish it.
Mary Novaria
Apr 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mary by: Cherie'
Christine Brennan's wonderful memoir brings together her career in journalism, her love for sports, and her admiration for her father. As she eloquently chronicles her early fan days following Michigan football as well as local Toledo minor league and college teams, it's obvious she was destined to be a champion in her own career. She played ball with the boys as a child and her high school girls' teams were treated like second-class citizens in the pre-Title IX days. Besides telling her own sto ...more
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Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
We were fellow Americans in the same row of seats at the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany; it was great to exchange morning pleasantries with her each day. Such an enjoyable, inspiring book!
Cathy
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is GREAT ... so well written.
I've cried every few chapters or so. Her dad is a lot like my dad.
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Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I love this book. Her relationship with her dad remind me of me and mine. I also have grown up in Toledo so it felt like she was writing some of my history.
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Aug 11, 2008 rated it liked it
interesting story about a woman's journey into playing and then reporting sports.
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Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Honest, open, unafraid to generate a bit of controversy, Brennan is a stellar journalist. A great read.
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