A farewell to arms, legs & jockstraps : a sportswriter's memoir /

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Author / Creator:Shah, Diane K., author.
Imprint:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2020]
Description:1 online resource ( 256 pages)
Language:English
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12300549
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Varying Form of Title:Sportswriter's memoir
ISBN:9781684351169
1684351162
9781684351183
1684351189
9781684351152
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 15, 2020).
Other form:Print version: Shah, Diane K.. A farewell to arms, legs, and jockstraps Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2020. 9781684351152
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Summary:"Diane Shah was a boots-on-the-ground female sports reporter in the Cro-Magnon 1970s and brings it all back in this hilarious, well-crafted book." --Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe sports columnist and New York Times bestselling author <br> <br> <br> <br> Strike fast, strike hard--whether it's scoring a homerun or front-page news, Diane K. Shah, former sports columnist, knows how to grab the best story.<br> <br> <br> <br> In her memoir A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps , follow Diane's escapades, from interviews with a tipsy Mickey Mantle, to sneaking into off-limits Republican galas, dining with Frank Sinatra, flying a plane with Dennis Quaid, and countless other adventures where she wields her tape recorder and a tireless drive for more.<br> <br> <br> <br> From skirting KGB agents while covering the Cold War Olympics to hunting down the three mechanical sharks starring in Jaws , Diane's experiences are filled with real heart and a tongue-in-cheek attitude. An insightful look into the difficulties of navigating a male-dominated profession, A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps offers rich retellings and behind-the-scenes details of stories of a trailblazing career and the prejudices facing female sportswriters during the sixties and seventies.<br> <br> <br> <br> "Impossibly elegant, and the most fun ever. The only thing better than reading Diane K. Shah's memoir was, I suppose, living it." --Sally Jenkins, columnist and feature writer, Washington Post <br> <br> <br> <br> "Diane's memoir is just like her columns--smart, funny, enlightening--just like her. Until reading it, I never really knew all the challenges she dealt with. She broke ground but never acted like it. I was lucky to work with the first female sports columnist in the country." --Ken Gurnick, LA Dodgers correspondent for MLB.com
Physical Description:1 online resource ( 256 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781684351169
1684351162
9781684351183
1684351189
9781684351152