Item description for The Girl's Guide to NASCAR by Liz Allison...
Overview NASCAR's foremost female authority brings the first officially licensedwomen's guide to Americas fastest-growing spectator sport. This lively book tackles all theins and outs of NASCAR, uncovering the hidden rules and official calls made on any given raceday. Media correspondent Liz Allison, wife of the late NASCAR driver Davey Allison, takes a fun and detailed approach to explaining the official point and flag systems, regulations on cars, and how drivers make it to the start/finish line. Allison also covers the less serious side, offering helpful tips to female fans on traveling to and from race events, surviving an entire race weekend with kids, and recipes for throwing a great NASCAR viewing party. Readers will quickly become knowledgeable race fans with an inside edge on the sport most of their malecounterparts will lack-and have a few laughs along the way.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 1931722714 ISBN13 9781931722711
Availability 0 units.
More About Liz Allison
Liz Allison was married to NASCAR driver Davey Allison until his tragic death in 1993. Widowed at 28 with two young children to raise, Liz faced the long journey of pain, loss, and grief with great faith. Committed to encouraging others, she returned to her work in TV reporting, has published eight books, and hosts a weekly radio show.
Cecil Murphey is an international speaker and bestselling author who has written more than 100 books, including New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper). Cecil has served as a pastor and hospital chaplain for many years, and through his ministry and books such as When Someone You Love Has Cancer, Words of Comfort for Times of Loss, and When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers, he has encouraged thousands.
Michal Sparks' artwork can be found throughout the home-furnishings industry in textiles, gift items, dinnerware, and more. She is the artist for Words of Comfort for Times of Loss, When Someone you Love Has Cancer and A Simple Gift of Comfort. She and her family live in New Jersey. Connect with Michal at www.ACleverSpark.com.
Liz Allison currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Girl's Guide to NASCAR?
excellent Feb 9, 2008
The product was in excellent condition and was received on time. I will definately purchase from again from this site.
Not for "girls" only! Jul 30, 2007
As a male, I felt a little bit self conscious checking this out at the local library, particularly when the librarian shouted the title across the room to another librarian to get it from the hold shelf! Yes, that actually happened.
Oh well. As a new(ish) fan of NASCAR, I needed a good general overview of the rules, cars, point system, etc, and found Allison's guide to be better than any of the others I've seen. It's well written, well illustrated, and about the right length to give you a good BASIC education without boring you with too many details.
I have to say, however, that Ms. Allison seems to assume all of her female readers will be interested in the sexiness of NASCAR drivers. There are numerous lists of the Top Five Dream Dates, Top Five Dream Kissers, Five Drivers To Make Daddy Get His Shotgun, Five Drivers to Take Home to Mama, Five Drivers to Make You Say "I Do," etc. It just goes on and on. I often wondered how one list was really all that different from another, but alas I am not in the target audience of "girl" fans. I see that Ms. Allison is also writing a book called, "The Girl's Guide to Winning a NASCAR(R) Driver: Secrets to Grabbing His Attention and Stealing His Heart." I don't believe that one will interest me as much. And I do wonder if Ms. Allison is stereotyping her own gender a little too much.
But don't get me wrong! It would be pretty stupid of me to read a book called "The Girl's Guide to NASCAR" and not expect some "girly" elements in it. The lists made me chuckle a little, but were not annoying. Overall, it's a great introduction to the sport for either gender to read.
I actually wish it had a little MORE information... Mar 23, 2007
Having been a NASCAR fan for a few years now, but still knowing very little "technical" information about the sport, I was excited to find this book. I certainly learned a lot from reading it, and it even convinced me to buy tikets for my first ever LIVE NASCAR race...however, I found myself wanting to learn more than just the basics that were discussed in this book. I wish there had been a "basics" section in the front of the book, and then a section with more detailed information in the back. Still, it's hard to complain about a book that taught me more about NASCAR than watching it or asking my husband questions has over the past few years!
A lifesaver for those who know little about Nascar Mar 22, 2007
My son, daughter and myself are huge NASCAR fans. My son was coming to me and asking questions and I wanted to know the answers myself, so I got this book. I highly recommend this book for the fan who likes knowing all the technical terms. We do go to the races & there are lots of helpful hints that she shares for taking kids to the track like things to pack, safety issues. There are phones numbers for purchasing tickets, places to stay and eat. I usually carry this in my backpack to the races......Great book!!!!!!!!!!!
A Girls Guide To NASCAR Jul 26, 2006
I loved this book. I have bought a couple for Christmas presents. It was very informative and put into terms that I could understand. It's not just a girl book either, I even caught my husband reading over it too. As far as DW is concerned, I WOULD vote for him for being the sexiest former driver in NASCAR. BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY. Keep up the good work Liz!!!!!!