"Lady in the Locker Room"
I thought I was finished with newspapers when I wrote this memoir in 1993. Some might call it an expose; I consider it a scrapbook of the life and challenges of women covering sports in the days when it was a rarity and not a requirement to see a woman patrolling the sidelines for the network NFL telecast.
The reactions that came from my fellow journalists were mostly positive though a few holier-than-thou scribes thought I had way more fun than was appropriate or professional. Cheers. The reactions from the people I covered, well, honestly, I am not sure how many of them actually read the book. Peace.
You can still find copies of the out-of-print original hardback on Amazon.com and with online booksellers, but now you can read the eBook on Kindle or Smashwords.
"The very human, honest, charming story of what it's like to be a sportswriter working the baseball beat-Fornoff writes with a terrific sense of humor."
-- The Forum of Baseball Literary Opinion
"Congratulations! You hit this one over the center field fence. Cheers."
-- Lesley Visser
"Witty, insightful, articulate. If you have a daughter, let her read it. If you have a son, make him read it."
-- Tacoma News Tribune
"An entertaining yet sobering description of the life and challenges of a female sportswriter, with insights into the Oakland Athletics and other professional teams. Recommended for most collections."
-- Library Journal
"A fun book, entertaining and well-written."
-- South Bend Tribune
"Lively, well-written and informative."
-- Oakland Tribune
"I received the best education on what a female sportswriter goes through by reading your book. I was scared by page 40, crying by page 50, ready to quit altogether by page 100, saw a glimmer of hope by page 160, and by the time I finished reading I was burned out before I even started my career. I'm still scared, but now determined to make it in this field, not because I'm female, but because this is what I want to do, can do, and will do."
-- A letter from a freshman college journalism student.