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The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan

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A highly-entertaining collection of sports journalism from a forty-year veteran. For decades, Pat Jordan has been one of the best sports writers in America. This engrossing book compiles twenty-six features from throughout his career, among them his most famous magazine pieces and a small selection of previously unpublished gems. Included is an exciting selection of Jordan's profiles of sports legends such as Wilt Chamberlain, Tom Seaver, Greg Louganis, Venus and Serena Williams--each one frank, insightful, and salty--as well as an extraordinary sampling of the pieces with which Jordan made his name: those about athletes who are obscure, unsuccessful, or have fallen from grace. Whether writing about the marginal, the famous, or the infamous, Jordan displays a hard-boiled, highly literate prose and a capacity to convey how the idiosyncratic mindsets of athletes lead to success or failure. "The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan" covers a variety of mainstream sports and some less athletic (but equally competitive) pastimes like poker, pool, and child beauty pageants. A Q&A with Jordan gives intriguing behind-the-scenes scoops on select stories. Fun, revealing, and very readable, this book represents the best work from a standout in his field. Highlights from "The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan": "Trouble in Paradise": L.A. Dodger all-star (and presumed future-U.S. Senator) Steve Garvey takes a hit to his public image--from his unsatisfied wife. "Roger Clemens Refuses to Grow Up": The greatest pitcher of his generation is really just a big baby. "The Outcast": O. J. Simpson stars as O. J. Simpson and has a thing for Jennifer Love Hewitt. "Of Memory, Death, and the Automobile": Phil Hill, Renaissance Formula 1 racecar driver, obsesses over his obsessions. "Renee's Retreat": Transsexual tennis pro Renee Richards reflects on her life on both the women's and men's tours. "Duquesne, PA": In a down-and-out factory town, high school football provides the only escape. "Is this Man the Future of Poker?": Poker phenom David Williams beats the odds, but can't bluff his girlfriend. "The Noble Turtle": A wannabe actor can't escape his boxing past. His name? Sylvester Stallone. Review Citations:
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ISBN-13: 9780892553396
ISBN-10: 0892553391
Pagini: 450
Dimensiuni: 163 x 234 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.77 kg
Editura: W. W. Norton & Company