This book was written by Don DeLillo under the pseudonym of Cleo Birdwell. In this fictional memoir, Birdwell plays for the New York Rangers hockey team and. Cleo Birdwell is the author of Amazons ( avg rating, ratings, 29 reviews, published ). Amazons. A ‘memoir’ by ‘Cleo Birdwell’. This novel came out under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell, but several sources at the time called this ‘a.

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The level of comic ingenuity here is staggering. Some of it may be a little too silly, but it’s still a fun ride.

Two Hockey Book Reviews

Having birdaell read Delillo’s other works, I cannot say how Amazons compares; I thought that it had an interesting concept, being the purported memoir of the first woman to play in the NHL. See 1 question about Amazons…. Jim Rybicki rated it really liked it Jul 19, It’s long out of aamazons, and you have to be pretty watchful to find a reasonably-priced copy, but I gotta say, it’s worth the hunt!

When it comes to women, however, the record is much shorter, or maybe no one cares to look. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Two Hockey Book Reviews

No other pastime is simultaneously as diligent about its facts, as blindly invested in its legends, or as resistant to new kinds of stories. When all he can come up with “I want to play hockey, just play This was on Gary Wyshinski’s list of MUST hockey reads for summer but after tracking it down from a book seller in France I have to say that it was a huge disappointment. I wish all of Delillo’s books were this accessible, fun, and downright silly.


Lists with This Book. Apparently, he was writing this at the same time as White Noise, and it’s clear that he made the right call as to which book to put his name on. Return to Birdwelo Page.

Amazons: An Intimate Memoir By The First Woman To Play In The National Hockey League

Especially if you’re a DFW fan. The story is really only part I blrdwell all of Delillo’s books were this accessible, fun, and downright silly. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Buck contributed in particular to the small town background of Cleo Birdwell in the novel it’s called Badger, Ohiothe commercial shoot in Los Angeles, and other bits and pieces such as background on the Jumping Frenchman disease.

But still, she seems to understand it better than them. I love Portrait as much as the next girl who wants to make her life a work of art, I really do. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He had published six novels in the s, which had birdwlel a serious reputation, but not made a big dent in terms of sales.

Published by Holt Rinehart and Winston,pages. In the meantime, I learned that the book was actually written by the noted author Don Delillo.

Ultimately, Cleo Birdwell and Isabel Archer are only as free as it pleases their male authors to let them be, and both heroines are made to pay for their brief and doubly fictional empowerment.

DeLillo understood that a hot female athlete was a marketable commodity; he also deduced, apparently correctly, that wmazons athleticism could function as the enabling fiction for her sexual freedom. I could envelop people in it. Our rocks came from empty lots. Nearly four decades later, men still have their sports served up with birvwell side of half-naked and poorly-paid women: The actors have carved faces and move about on casters. Cleo tries to lure him away, but he falls asleep; she has to drag him to her room by throwing him on an area rug and dragging it like Edmund Hilary up the stairs.


To be a fan, in short, is to be a man — amazohs perhaps, in the case of some of the participants, to be a fan is to be like a man.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sadly, he’s afflicted with a hazy, hard to cure ailment called Jumping Frenchman Disease.

Oct 28, Cloe LaFemina rated it liked it. They go even further by demanding that Cleo wear a veil the next season. Not lot many cars have rocks for parts. Aug 20, Peter rated it it was ok.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I didn’t expect it to be serious, but I didn’t expect to be bored or find the last seventy-five pages of section two tedious, and I kind of did.

She appeared on the back cover in full hockey gear, and her clei performance also dressed as a Ranger at the American Booksellers Association convention was a huge hit. Showing of 5 reviews. Aug 30, Jana rated it liked it.