A Farewell to Arms, Legs, and Jockstraps

A Sportswriter's Memoir

by Diane K. Shah

Published by: Red Lightning Books

256 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.93 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781684351152
  • Published: April 2020


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  • 9781684351183
  • Published: April 2020


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.

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.

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 trail-blazing career and the prejudices facing female sportswriters during the 60s and 70s.