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The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from the New Yorker

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The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes 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 2011 includes

Paul Solotaroff, Sally Jenkins, Wells Tower, John McPhee, David Dobbs, Wright Thompson,

P. J. ORourke, Selena Roberts, and others

Review:

"Remnick's thoughtfully curated selection of New Yorker essays spans the gamut of the sports conversation. From sketches of Tiger Woods to contemplations of the branding prowess of Michael Jordan to examinations of how 'the choke' differs from panic, Remnick's choices display a deep affinity for a variety of sports and an understanding of their importance in the modern discourse. The essays, written by wildly different authors ranging from Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Malcolm Gladwell, make for an enjoyably diverse reading experience. While readers may not be fans of a particular sport or athlete, the essays are universal; covering decades of sports writing, they speak to certain ineffable qualities of athletics and explore every facet of the games we play. This anthology represents a great variety of what The New Yorker has to offer and is an excellent way to pass the time between games." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

The Best American Sports Writing gathers the very best from sports journalists from the past year.

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

Synopsis:

“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist

“An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, hand-selected the very best sports journalism of the past year.

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About the Author

David Remnick has been the editor of The New Yorker since 1998. A staff writer for the magazine from 1992 to 1998, he was previously The Washington Post's correspondent in the Soviet Union. The author of several books, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for his 1994 book Lenin's Tomb. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400068029
Author:
Remnick, David
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Remnick, David
Author:
McDougall, Christopher
Author:
Remnick, David
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Author:
Leavy, Jane
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports literature - United States
Subject:
History
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20141007
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Remnick's thoughtfully curated selection of New Yorker essays spans the gamut of the sports conversation. From sketches of Tiger Woods to contemplations of the branding prowess of Michael Jordan to examinations of how 'the choke' differs from panic, Remnick's choices display a deep affinity for a variety of sports and an understanding of their importance in the modern discourse. The essays, written by wildly different authors ranging from Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Malcolm Gladwell, make for an enjoyably diverse reading experience. While readers may not be fans of a particular sport or athlete, the essays are universal; covering decades of sports writing, they speak to certain ineffable qualities of athletics and explore every facet of the games we play. This anthology represents a great variety of what The New Yorker has to offer and is an excellent way to pass the time between games." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The Best American Sports Writing gathers the very best from sports journalists from the past year.
"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

"Synopsis" by , “Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist

“An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, hand-selected the very best sports journalism of the past year.

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