I know a lot of you don’t like baseball, so the appeal of my recent nonfiction book, Confessions of a She-Fan, is probably lost on you, as is the corresponding blog of the same name. But I just thought I’d bring everybody up to date on that front.
I teamed up with Gordon Greisman, a long-time Hollywood screenwriter and (like me) a diehard Yankee fan, to write a script very loosely based on the She-Fan book. Gordon wrote and executive produced a critically acclaimed mini-series called “The Bronx Is Burning,” which aired on ESPN in 2007. Anyone remember it?
Instead of being a memoir about how my husband Michael and I followed the Yankees around the country for half a season so I could prove my undying fandom (and wifedom), the “Confessions” script is a straight-up romantic comedy – a love triangle, actually – about a 27-year-old woman who’s engaged to one man, attracted to another, and obsessed with the Yankees. With her wedding only days away, she must come to terms with who she is and which man she really loves. Suffice it to say, hi jinks ensue. We’re shopping the script now, and the key is “attaching” an actress to play the lead. My first choices?
Okay, you get the picture so I won’t bore you with all of the names on my wish list. I just think – and admittedly I’m not objective – that our script is hilarious and should be a movie!