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by Jane Heller

Two months into the 2007 baseball season, novelist Jane Heller, an obsessed Yankee fan heartsick over their poor play, announced her intention to divorce the team, on grounds of mental cruelty, in the pages of the New York Times. Her words inflamed the passions of sports lovers across the country, and her piece quickly became the newspaper's most e-mailed and talked-about article in the week it ran. The intense reaction of fans forced Heller to look inward, and to re-examine her feelings about winning and losing. Was she a "bandwagon" fan, as some branded her? A traitor? Confessions of a She-Fan is a witty, observant, and decidedly female look at the nature of the bond between fan and team. Jane Heller goes in search of answers. With her husband as her traveling partner, she literally follows the Bronx Bombers through the rest of their challenging 2007 season, hoping to score interviews with the players, watch every game in every city, and inject some excitement into her marriage. Through interactions with other fans, as well as members of the media covering the Yankees, plus game-by-game analyses, Heller learns personal life lessons about competition, loyalty, and acceptance―and about why baseball, like any truly romantic relationship, requires commitment, patience, and a deep, abiding love.

Download Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees epub
ISBN: 1594868980
ISBN13: 978-1594868986
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Biographies
Author: Jane Heller
Language: English
Publisher: Rodale Books (February 3, 2009)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1949 kb
FB2 size: 1757 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 905
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What a delightful book. It's written from a woman's POV, but that makes it even more unique, fascinating, and fun. Sure it helps to be a Yankee fan, or even a baseball fan, but only in that it makes you appreciate more of it more quickly. It's also a book about life, and the simple joys (and profound highs & lows) of being a devoted fan. The tidbits about the whole atmosphere of pro sports, the traveling circus, unexpected spiritual moments (seriously), and the random encounters with fellow fans, good and bad, even the security people,...well, it's an eye-opener. And having her husband there as the trusty sidekick adds yet another dimension -- sampling the cuisine at every ballpark? -- now that's important! Great timing, too, to have been there for what turned out to be the Yanks' last playoff run in The House That Ruth Built. Loved every bit of it; it reaffirms my own sometimes-shaky faith in the ballclub, the sport, and everything else. Wonderful stuff.
Jane Heller's account of her year with the Yankees is an excellent read for ALL Bronx Bomber fans. Her writing is crisp and humorous as she navigates her way through American League cities--with no assistance from the team she loves. Just as persistently, her husband defies medical prognoses to accompany and support her. This is not the usual sports book with the usual rehashed statistics; rather it is a unique story of a unique journey, one many fans would wish they had the courage to take. Instead, you can take this trip with Ms. Heller in the comfort of your own living room. You will enjoy the ride!
Although I am not a Yankees fan, I really enjoyed this book. It almost seems as if you are sitting in the seats as Jane Heller describes her seating location and the weather at each game. The interviews with people involved with the Yankees, such as the Yankees announcers and public relations people, are very interesting. It is amazing how someone can love a team so much. She gives interesting reports on the games and the fans. The book is quite humorous at times and sad at other times. A great read.
Having been a lifelong Yankee fan I love the observations and stories in this book. I lived on Martha's Vineyard for 4 years - try being a Yankee fan there! Now I'm in Florida and follow every game. I felt like I was sharing the rollercoaster ride with Jane Heller and thoroughly enjoyed reading "Confessions of a She-Fan" as much as I have her other works.
Very easy read. Holds your attention...especially if you're Yankee fan. Tons of inside information about people in the front office. You get to know the good guys from the bad guys.
I love reading this book - I literally laugh out loud in a lot of places...
A self indulgent diary of the author's quest to follow her beloved Yanks for the 2007 season. Do we really need all the information she provides about the hundreds of details involved in, say buying tickets online? Man, there is just not much here. I gave up after about 100 pages.
In 2007, author and diehard Yankees fan Jane Heller was so fed up with her team that she wrote an article for the New York Times indicating her intent to "divorce" the Yankees. A firestorm of debate arose and many called her a bandwagon fan. To see whether she was a true blue fan or just a bandwagon fan, Heller and her husband travelled with the Yankees to every game, home and away, during the second half of the season.

This book was somewhat interesting, at times. I thought Heller spent too much time talking about how she tried to get tickets and the like, and not enough about the team and the games. Her ongoing feud with the Yankees' P.R. director and her ongoing attempt to meet and interview a Yankee add a bit of interest.

Overall, this book was just ok for me, as it pales in comparison to the other "woman's perspective on baseball" book by Alyssa Milano Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic.