Snot Bubbles! A Football Primer for Moms Wives & Significant Others 2nd Edition Helma Clark Jersten Pr 2nd editionAug 18
Helma Clark has never found a career she didn’t like. A registered nurse and attorney, Helma has also been a mediator. “I loved it all,” she admits. “But I never really felt that the fit was exactly right, especially while raising children.”
Then she discovered writing, and everything came together. The author of four novels, including the highly acclaimed,THE BIG GAME, Helma has been a guest on over two hundred radio and television shows across the United States and Canada, including national network programming.
She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two Bichons.
2003 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner!
Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game!: A Woman’s Guide to Loving Pro Football
Sitcom star Peete has an insider’s view of the NFL: she’s married to quarterback Rodney Peete. Drawing on her knowledge and love of the game, Peete targets females who’d prefer not to be abandoned on game days and invites readers to picture a time when their significant other “no longer calls all his guy friends over to watch the game…because there’s no one he’d rather watch it with than you.” Peete’s appealing wit spices up the basics (explanation of the game’s rules, positions, history and common strategies) and includes sidebars on football movies, top quarterbacks and Peete’s favorite “football butts.” Though the book shoots for a female audience, Peete’s patient explanation of even the most fundamental components (she devotes a page each to discussing the ball and the field) can be of use to those with a Y-chromosome who find the gridiron baffling. Her affection for America’s game comes through in this book, and many game-day widows will embrace it as an essential read. Photos not seen by PW.
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Year after year, Sunday afternoons and Monday nights during the NFL season have belonged to men. While they cheer and argue play calls, the women in their lives are relegated to beer and chip detail. It’s time for these women to join the action, and Holly Robinson Peete, star of 21 Jump Street, For Your Love, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, and wife of NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, has written this hip, smart, cheerful guide to help them do so.
Peete shares her infectious enthusiasm for pro football and takes the complexity out of the game by breaking it down to its component parts. She explains the role of each position player, provides a rundown of all on-field penalties and referees’ hand signals, and offers an illustrated guide to some of the most common plays in the NFL. She gives her take on the most memorable plays in NFL history and dishes some inside dirt-in a breezy, girl-talkin’ narrative that promises to turn the novice spectator into a well-informed football fanatic.