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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This is why the questions Amazons raises for readers who are also feminist sports fans — me, for instance — are so important; they look a lot like the questions we ask ourselves on any given Sunday, or Monday, or Tuesday. Can I wear a number on my veil, so people know who I am, ha ha?

Probably one of the funniest things I’ve read from DeLillo. Cleo also has quite a few amorous adventures; I like one in which her lover gets turned on by her descriptions of an old fashioned Christmas in her hometown in Ohio. Tell me about the carolers again. This page was last edited on 19 Augustat Or beauty like that. It helps that Cleo is smart and canny, but her guy suitors are in no way her equal. Why does DeLillo refuse to acknowledge writing this in any of his official biblio http: Chris Hewitt Try different Amazon stores.

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Should you read this book? Is Cleo in on the joke, or just in it? I guess it’s not for me as a dude to declare that another dude did a really good job writing a woman who is both sexually active but also dignified, so I’ll leave that for my lady friends who might want to give this a try and decide for themselves.


No other pastime is simultaneously as diligent about its facts, as blindly invested in its legends, or as resistant to new kinds of stories. The story is really only partly about hockey, and as a 20 year player from Minnesota, I loved the hockey trimmings on the much larger human tree here. Oct 06, David rated it did not like it. Her Body and Other Parties: An ill-timed mention of “Torkle” sends Sanders into a shame spiral.

I just regret that I lost my copy. We ripped entire steering wheels out of cars.

Scared off by the blue on white, c,eo the red on white, a small child holds my hand with no points barred. Preview — Amazons by Cleo Birdwell. Thanks for this thoughtful discussion of Amazons. Retrieved from ” https: Apr 17, Niall rated it really liked it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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This is one of my favorite books period. She appeared on the back cover in full hockey gear, and her book-signing performance also dressed as a Ranger at the American Booksellers Association convention was a huge hit. It was more about how to birrwell sex with amazohs men then it was about hockey. While Delillo has famously never acknowledged the novel as his own there is nothing here to be ashamed of.

Birwell it could impede my slap shot, all that flowing material. Oh Don DeLillo, you’re so silly. This was clearly DeLillo’s guilty pleasure book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


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.

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Pretty weird book imho!! A character in this book, Murray Jay Siskind here a sportswriterbifdwell up later in White Noise as a “visiting lecturer on living icons. Amazons made more money than any of his novels to that point. 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.

Refresh and try again. This to me felt like the second part of a two-part investigation Delillo was birdwekl in the late ’70s in which he was trying to write fully-formed female characters that were also sexually open without being a one-dimensional male fantasy.

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She veiled him viciously from behind. The few old-timers I surveyed had never heard of it. Two minutes for veiling. Patrick Rogan rated birdwelp liked it Feb 06, It’s fast and loose and kooky and a lot of fun.

Two Hockey Book Reviews

They spritz the whole set with hair spray. Phyllis Kessel, a hockey blogger for Pension Plan Puppets, writes:. In this fictional memoir, Birdwell plays for the New York Rangers hockey team and relates her experiences as the team’s goaltender.