From the Publisher
"One womans fascinating true story of the life of a champion chess player. All women should take up the challenge and pick up a board! Chess anyone?" Yoko Ono
"With crisp prose and a hypnotic rhythm, Shahade runs us through a vast range of colorful, affirming characters. Chess Bitch is a worldwide trot in search of a common humanity, a precise critique and a wild ride that transcends its own subject." J.C. Hallman, author of The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, and the Worlds Oldest Game
"She speaks playfully and provocatively on chess as meditation, as art and as philosophy
how passion can be more interesting than genius, and the importance of sexy."The Philadelphia Independent
About the Author
Jennifer Shahade, age 24, is an international chess icon. A chess master and two-time American Womens Chess Champion (2002, 2004), She has represented the U.S in international competitions in countries all over the world, including Spain, Russia, China, India, and Brazil. In 2002, Shahade received a degree in comparative literature from NYU, where she was an editor for the literary magazine Brio. Her writing has appeared in Chess Life Magazine, New In Chess, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Through the non-profit Chess-In-The Schools, she coaches inner-city youths, including a girls class, and the three-time National Junior High Championship team, I.S. 318. Shahade is a member of the artist collective Mano/Damno, a group that aims to blur the boundaries between life and art, and has participated in performance art projects at New Yorks psychogeography festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and The Viewing Room Art Gallery.She lives in Brooklyn.