(PRWEB) August 11, 2004
Who is The Podium Girl Gone Bad? Following hot on the wheels of the historic 2004 Tour de France is the publication of a zany, outrageous satire about the venerable Tour de France. The Podium Girl Gone Bad - Behind the Podium Tales from the Tour de France is a unique and wickedly sly little book written by Sammarye Lewis of San Jose, CA. Accompanying the book is a line of merchandise with a cigarette-smoking, booze-toting Podium Girl Gone Bad logo, featuring Zee Naughty PGGB Thong. The Thong has become The Hot, Must-Have Item for cycling fans this year. Podium Girl Gone Bad is the buzz in the cycling community and is expected to be the top choice as the unique gift for the cyclist who has everything this Christmas.
Bicycling Magazine, in the August 2004 issue, wrote, "With apologies to Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll, the most original sound in the bike-race commentary is the written voice of Podium Girl Gone BadÂ Podium Girl is funny, irreverent, smart, sometimes stupid and always outrageousÂ " Bob Roll read zee leetle Podium Girl Gone Bad book at Le Tour and loved it. "This book is a fantastic read. Get out your credit card real quick," says Bobki. Paul Sherwen requested an autographed copy for his library in South Africa.
The little book is a compilation of all the twisted tales and photos from the warped experiences of The PGGB as she lurks behind the Podium at the Tour de France. The cheeky attitude and fractured French accent of The Podium Girl Gone Bad appeals to cycling fans around the world: "Last week, dearies, I saw a bright red, skin-tight little strappy thing on a Podium Girl. Zee hemline was so short that men in zee front row were leaning forward, as though in prayer. Their eyes rolled upwards, but I think not to zee Heavens. Extra high-heel strappy black sandals and long blonde hair were merely icing on zee cake, so to speak."
The Podium Girl Gone Bad book is available by direct order from http://www.booklocker.com and is also listed in the Ingram Book Group, Amazon.com and Barnesand Noble.com. ISBN 1-59113-520-6. The book is available in either ebook or paperback format. The Podium Girl Gone Bad line of merchandise, including Zee Naughty PGGB Thong, boxer shorts, tee shirts and other items are available at http://www.cafepress.com/pggb. The outrageous PGGB is a source of wicked amusement on her website http://www.podiumgirlgonebad.com.
Sammarye Lewis, writing under the nom de plume of Podium Girl Gone Bad, sent reports from the Tour de France to Cyclingnews.com. As a photojournalist at the Tour de France for four years, she has provided content for numerous cycling publications and websites, including Cyclingnews.com, LanceArmstrong.com, Active.com, The Daily Peloton.com, and Cycle California Magazine. As Velogal, she is well known to cycling fans as the webmaster of two very popular fan websites for Lance Armstrong and his team.
Podium Girl Gone Bad Biz
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San Jose, CA 95159
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