Can you wear stilettos to a basketball game and still look stylish? What is a double dribble – and why is it so bad, anyway? The NBA season is starting and now is the time, ladies, to embrace your inner sports fan – or fake it to impress the avid sports junkies in your life. Who wants to sit on the sidelines and sulk?
Sports and beauty journalist (now there's a combo!) Melissa Malamut, has the Cliffs Notes for sports with the female fan in mind. Her book She's Got Game: The Woman's Guide to Loving Sports is a simple, straightforward guide with handy tips on everything from what to wear to look great at the game or sports bar to terms you'll need to know to cheer like a die-hard fan to basic and advanced rules of the game.
How does she know it all? Malamut grew up in North Easton, Massachusetts, "sports-spoiled," with season tickets to the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. She has worked in public relations for the National Hockey League and the Professional Golfers Association. She was editor in chief of Touchdown Illustrated magazine, and covered a sports beat for Tribune newspapers while working as a beauty editor for a fashion magazine.
Some of the female-friendly tips and tricks Malamut discusses include the NBA dress code, for players and fans:
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So, who's the sports addict now? Study this guidebook and you won't need to ask your date about the lingo, the rules or the best times to break for lip gloss application.
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