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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lupica Narrator: Stephanie Knox Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597103121
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This is what happens when the desperate golden-boy owner of the worst pro-basketball team in the world and his equally desperate golden-boy coach do the unthinkable: sign the first woman ever to play in the NBA. Her name is Dee Gerard, the daughter of a New York playground legend and the product of God having an exceptionally good day. A star in Europe, but weary of bad arenas, she retires - until the day a scout for the hapless New York Knights calls his boss: "I found you a point guard who is perfect, except for one thing." What, no heart? "It's not the heart, exactly. But you're close."

The league doesn't want a circus. The other players don't want her. The owner wants fannies in the seats. The sportswriters just want their column inches. What she wants . . . is to play in the best game there is. How she gets there, the hilarious and sobering things that happen to her, the personal and professional entanglements that spring up everywhere, the pitfalls of remaining old-school when all about her are tattooed, self-indulgent, young millionaires - this is a smart, funny, outrageous, wonderful story of Full Court Press.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lupica skillfully controls a multilayered plot that ridicules the greed and vanity dominating too much of professional sports territory.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Drop-dead hilarious.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Lupica talks the talk, a pro at picking up the rhythms of locker room voices. In other words, it’s a howl.”

    Elmore Leonard

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 7/26/2013

    " I loved this book. All the things I love power of women and basketball. What more could there be in a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/26/2013

    " Women in the NBA? Why not. They would probably beat my Sixers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee Green | 3/2/2012

    " Not a bad book, but nothing great either. I may read more of his stuff, but it will not be a priority. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 6/30/2011

    " Pretty good bood. It was an easy read, and the story was great, especially since I have 3 daughters. I would not call this great literature, but it was fun to read. If you like basketball, or sports for that, and have some free time, go and give it a shot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Stark | 6/16/2011

    " Decent story of a female basketball player trying to make it in the NBA. Not one of Lupica's best, however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 6/13/2011

    " I enjoyed most of it, but I am so not a fan of the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/13/2010

    " I loved this book. All the things I love power of women and basketball. What more could there be in a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 5/3/2009

    " Pretty good bood. It was an easy read, and the story was great, especially since I have 3 daughters. I would not call this great literature, but it was fun to read. If you like basketball, or sports for that, and have some free time, go and give it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 4/17/2008

    " Not a bad book, but nothing great either. I may read more of his stuff, but it will not be a priority. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 3/9/2008

    " Decent story of a female basketball player trying to make it in the NBA. Not one of Lupica's best, however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/9/2008

    " Women in the NBA? Why not. They would probably beat my Sixers. "

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About the Author
Author Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. His New York Daily News column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at www.mikelupicasbooks.com.