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Released on the eve of the 500th anniversary of modern sportfishing – notably, launched by a woman—Reel Women reeled in a tidal wave of media attention in a campaign designed and implemented by the author in association with Beyond Words Publishing. The book was the subject of 34 major newspaper feature stories—including an on-the-water author profile in the Wall Street Journal and full-page articles in the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and Rocky Mountain News. Foggia was also interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio and dozens of outdoor radio shows, and appeared on numerous television programs. Four years after was published, Reel Women was selected by Field & Stream as one of the 25 best fishing books in print out of over 2400 titles. Chicago Tribune “Lyla Foggia's informative, entertaining, beautifully packaged study not only shatters several long-held myths about women and fishing but also recommends the names of several ‘reel women’ as ‘role models for the 1990s.’" Boston Globe “Both an excellent writer and angler, Foggia gives us a book full of real people and compelling stories. Yes, it’s about women, but forget those shrill, politically correct tomes you might expect. It’s none of that. Just really first-rate outdoors writing.” USA Today “The ponds, rivers and oceans of the world have always hosted women stalking fish: they just never got the same attention as the old men of the sea. ‘Reel Women’ aims to change that by giving female anglers their day in print. The book looks at the lives and motivations of such fishing ‘living legends’ as Joan Salvato Wulff, perhaps the most famous female caster and fly fisher; Marshsa Bierman, the champion hunter of saltwater game; and Sugar Ferris, founder of Bass'n Gal, the national women's fishing organization.” Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries “An excellent book for anyone interested in fishing and especially for women who may be unaware of the rich legacy of women anglers.” Booknews “A loving tribute to the sport of fishing and the women who are passionate about it.” Midwest Book Review “Engrossing insights” San Diego Union-Tribune “Lyla Foggia’s research is exhaustive; she compressed the information and biographies for nearly 100 women into tight, readable sections...women will love it; men ought to read it.” Denver Post “If you go to your favorite fishing hole next spring and find a woman in the middle of it, blame it on Lyla Foggia. Or, better yet, thank her for it. With her new book, Reel Women, The World of Women Who Fish, the Oregon resident may have launched a tide that will do for angling by women what A River Runs Through It did for flyfishing.” Buffalo News “Reel Women is a keeper….A volume filled with delightful surprises…This is a fascinating read, regardless of your gender -- perhaps the most interesting fishing book of 1995.” Tucson Citizen “Considering that Dame Juliana wrote the first published treatise on fishing in the Boke of St. Albans 80 years before Columbus reached North America and long before Columbus reached North America and long before Izaak Walton got around to his classic, The Compleat Angler, Reel Women is about 550 years overdue.” International PanAngler “Best Fishing Book of 1995”

REEL WOMEN media kit and media coverage  
REEL WOMEN media kit and media coverage