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Jock Itch Hardcover – December 15, 2075

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When it comes to dating, everyone makes mistakes. Rosa Blasi made hers with professional athletes . . . over and over again.

There was the hockey player (whose body part she mistook for a rolling pin), the basketball center (her karmic "grim reaper”), the baseball outfielder (a catch "on paper”...until she read too much about him in the papers), and finally the NFL running back who led her to athlete sobriety. Over the course of ten years, actress Rosa Blasi had serious relationships with stars from several professional sports. And now she shares the intimate details of her wild journey with self-deprecating candor—offering juicy behind-the-scenes details of her romantic misadventures with jocks.

From sneaking into the Playboy Mansion to her debut spread in Maxim magazine, Rosa details with acerbic wit and raw honesty the surprising ups and sometimes frightening downs of dating sports "heroes." Jock Itch is an eye-opening and often hilarious cautionary tale guaranteed to make anyone contemplating a relationship with a pro athlete turn and run as fast as possible to the opposite end zone.

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About the Author

Rosa Blasi is a native of Chicago and has appeared on many TV shows, including General Hospital, Frasier, Drew Carey, and more recently CSI: Miami, 90210, Melrose Place, and Mr. Sunshine. She is best known for her starring role as Dr. Lu on Lifetime's Strong Medicine, and for her part in the film The Grudge. Rosa has been featured in many magazines, including Time, People, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Maxim, In Touch, Self, TV Guide, and Razor. Rosa is a contributor for the Huffington Post and stars on the ABC family hit Make It or Break It.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061999725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061999727
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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I just finished the book, and I predict great sales. Rosa is an incredible writer, moving effortlessly from laugh-out-loud funny to huggably helpless to stone-cold beyotch. Sometimes all three on the same page!
If your daughter is pining over an athlete, buy her this book!
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I am a snobby reader. I won't read just any old book. But I'd seen Rosa on Make It Or Break It and some where along the way, I read that she wrote a book. I got the free sample on my Kindle and as soon as I finished it, I knew I had to buy it. Boy, am I glad I didn't turn my nose up at this one! I read it in one sitting and could not stop laughing! Don't even try drinking anything while you are reading or your kindle/book will get a really good nose bath. My husband kept waking up and asking me what in the world I could be laughing so hard at.

Rosa is honest in a way that most people can't pull off. She's not just funny, she's witty. I'm not a big sports person but I love Hockey. I always wondered what it was like to date an athlete. It seems like an entirely different world and Rosa seems to pull you in, even if you know little about sports. It's amazing how she can take her bumpy life and put it all out there for the world to see. She opens the door on what life with an athlete is really like and what really goes on in that world. Some horrible things happened to her and she writes everything not just with humor, but with grace and with class. Especially considering all that went on in her relationships.

You won't just like this book. You'll LOVE it and you'll be telling your friends and family to read it too! Trust me, you don't want to miss Jock Itch.
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I did not know who this chick was, but I decided to get the book after hearing a funny radio interview. I DID NOT expect this book to be as funny as it was!I seriously couldn't put it down and I found myself blowing things off in order to finish it. I had just had to know what happens next. Then my boyfriend got a hold of it and we were literally arguing over who got to read it :)
This book is beyond hilarious. She reminds me of Chelsea Handler in her wit and honesty and tells it like it is. You won't BELIEVE the ending...but I don't want to spoil it for you. Do yourself a favor and get this book. I predict the best beach read of the summer!
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Very amusing and witty even for readers that have never been interested in athletes. Rosa is beautiful, funny, and candid. She has some interesting insights on relationships that apply to any couple/marriage. I recommend this book as a quick read that can be useful in deterring women from getting stuck in the wrong kinds of relationships - among those included in this book, she paints a particularly vivid picture of the pitfalls of the relationship that involves relaxed attitudes toward drugs, alcohol, and partying. We all love a good party scene, but leave the jokers behind that need alcohol and drugs to have fun, especially those that are closet addicts to boot!
(Because of the casual discussion about drugs and sex in this book, I would not recommend it for anyone under 21, though. Parents of teens beware.)
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This book was a hilarious ride. It has all the behind the glamor elements that you can sink your teeth in. While I'm not a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination or a previous fan of any of Rosa's acting (didn't know who she was.) This in no way interfered with the story at all. I even walked away feeling I could identify with what she went through as it was so well written. I just wish there was more to read, it was that engaging.

I even read excerpts to my hubby as he's a sports guy and he ended up reading and loving the book for the same reasons I did. Entertaining, endearing, honest, HILARIOUS, and witty. Now this isn't a Pulitzer book obviously but it's no less for it. This book I devoured with relish and found myself recommending it to such a vast array of readers. It has the ability to defy genres if you take it for what it is...funny and enthralling. 4 enthusiastic thumbs up...that includes my hubby thumbs. A great read and a multiple read at that. Sure wish there was a part two.
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I absolutely loved the way Rosa writes, its like you are right there with her. This book made me giggle to myself, literally laugh out loud in public places, and gasp in disbelief. Everytime i put the book down i couldnt wait to pick it back up to know what her next roller-coaster turn would be. It is written in such an entertaining way I know that others will love it too. This book is definitely getting recommended by me to all my friends and then some for sure.
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I read this in one night because I couldn't put it down. It's hilarious and keeps you on the edge of your seat! If you like Chelsea Handler books you'll LOVE this!
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Amazing book. It was so funny, and reallllly interesting once you figure out who the athletes are that she talks about. Read it really fast because I couldn't put it down. I am so glad I saw this book on a whim.
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