Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Best American Sports Writing 1992 Hardcover – November 12, 1992


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.49
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Series: Best American Sports Writing
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; First Edition edition (November 12, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395603404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395603406
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Sportswriting is a broad field, as evidenced by this frequently excellent collection of 25 newspaper and magazine pieces. While baseball and basketball are well-represented, especially by Leigh Montville's portrait of regular guy Nolan Ryan and David Halberstam's resonant essay on Michael Jordan's fame, there is nothing about football, golf or tennis. But there are Thomas Mallon's intimate depiction of the rituals of rodeo, Paul Solotaroff's harrowing account of the rise and fall of a steroid-pumping bodybuilder and Michael Disend's tale of an immensely quotable handball king from Brooklyn. Most memorable are articles about how sport intersects with society, such as Gary Smith's stunning story of gifted Indian basketballers in Montana who are often doomed by drink, and John Marchese's yarn about a con man who picked up numerous women by impersonating various not-so-famous pro athletes. McGuane ( An Outside Chance ) offers a thoughtful introduction, suggesting that the best sportswriting "springs from avidity." Stout is a sports journalist.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

This third edition of a popular anthology continues in its tradition of excellent writing and story selection. Included are a touching piece on Tommy Lasorda and the death of Lasorda's gay son; a frank feature on skater Tonya Harding and her stormy background; and a moving memoir by the legendary baseball writer Roger Angell. Guest editor Deford also includes pieces on such topics as bear hunting, mountain climbing, and fishing. Two of the most entertaining entries revolve around baseball. The first profiles manager Whitey Herzog; the second is a definitive piece on minor league baseball by humorist Dave Barry. Certainly, this volume has topics appealing to all readers. The one drawback is Deford's bland commentary on each piece. Highly recommended for sports collections.
- Jeffrey Gay, Bridgewater P.L., Mass.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?