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The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)

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The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Sports Writing 2012 includes

PAUL SOLOTAROFF JEANNE MARIE LASKAS WELLS TOWER WRIGHT THOMPSON S. L. PRICE DAVE SHEININ JON MOOALLEM and others

Review:

"In his introduction to the latest edition of this series, sports media personality Wilbon yearns for the days when 'the sportswriter was a pretty indispensible character' and laments that 'now anyone who can text or Tweet can be a sportswriter.' Perhaps that's why, among the 20 pieces of evidence presented here suggesting that long-form sportswriting is alive and well, Wilbon includes 'The Two-Fisted, One-Eyed Misadventures of Sportswriting's Last Badass,' Alex Belth's colorful Deadspin.com profile of the late old-school boxing writer George Kimball, who didn't want to die without having written something of worth. A dark undercurrent flows through most of these stories (of which only two originally appeared online), with frequent themes of murder, corruption, and falls from grace. No fewer than three — including posthumous profiles of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard and NFL safety Dave Duerson — focus on the well-publicized effects of concussions. More revealing are John Brant's piece for Runner's World, in which famous marathoner Frank Shorter shares excruciating details about how his father, a popular physician, abused him; Michael Mooney's D Magazine profile of Texas Rangers' manager Ron Washington, who prefers his anonymity; and Jon Mooallem's short history of the high five for ESPN: The Magazine. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Culled from over 350 publications, this collection captures the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

About the Author

JANE LEAVY is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy and The Last Boy: Micky Mantle and the End of America's Childhood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547336978
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Wilbon, Michael
Author:
Leavy, Jane
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 384 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547336978 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his introduction to the latest edition of this series, sports media personality Wilbon yearns for the days when 'the sportswriter was a pretty indispensible character' and laments that 'now anyone who can text or Tweet can be a sportswriter.' Perhaps that's why, among the 20 pieces of evidence presented here suggesting that long-form sportswriting is alive and well, Wilbon includes 'The Two-Fisted, One-Eyed Misadventures of Sportswriting's Last Badass,' Alex Belth's colorful Deadspin.com profile of the late old-school boxing writer George Kimball, who didn't want to die without having written something of worth. A dark undercurrent flows through most of these stories (of which only two originally appeared online), with frequent themes of murder, corruption, and falls from grace. No fewer than three — including posthumous profiles of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard and NFL safety Dave Duerson — focus on the well-publicized effects of concussions. More revealing are John Brant's piece for Runner's World, in which famous marathoner Frank Shorter shares excruciating details about how his father, a popular physician, abused him; Michael Mooney's D Magazine profile of Texas Rangers' manager Ron Washington, who prefers his anonymity; and Jon Mooallem's short history of the high five for ESPN: The Magazine. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Culled from over 350 publications, this collection captures the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.
"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

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