The Franchise Babe
A NovelBook - 2008
Forty-seven-year-old Jack Brannon, a two-time loser in the marriage game, covers golf for a big-time sports magazine, but lately the PGA Tour has become Tiger and a bunch of slugs playing pushover courses. So Jack decides to check out the Lolitas, a new breed of teenage hotties who are stoking interest in the LPGA tour. Jack decides his story is Ginger Clayton, an eighteen-year-old golf phenom with flowing blonde locks, legs up to here, and a fiery personality. Ginger's the kind of star who could take the LPGA to the next level--a real Franchise Babe--and everyone wants a piece of her. But the greedy hordes looking to benefit from Ginger's growing celebrity aren't the ones that her mother, Thurlene Clayton, is worried about. Someone is trying to knock Ginger out of the competition--permanently. Meanwhile, Jack's interest in Ginger's career might have something to do with the fact that Thurlene looks pretty damn good in a jacked-up mini. Jenkins perfectly captures the insane, hysterical, and terrifying things that happen when the sports world anoints someone new to the throne of superstardom. Along the way, Jenkins issues hilarious and dead-on takedowns of greedy sports moms, gasbag corporate sponsors, sleazy agents, and point-missing editors.
Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: JEN
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 25 cm