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Neal Pollack is the author of the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, the novel Never Mind the Pollacks, and the memoirs Alternadad and Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Slate, Salon, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Maxim. He lives with his wife and son in Austin, Texas.
Nice fictionalized retrospective on the early days of basketball when Jewish players were significant contributors to the advancement and growth of the sport. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bob Miller
I loved the writing style, the characters, and the information about a topic I knew little about. Also incredibly funny!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The story takes place as the depression is giving way to WW II. The cover kind of tells it all, but younger readers may be surprised to realize the NBA didn't always exist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Guth
Great read for anyone who might have been attacked verbally or physically for their ethnic or religeius beliefs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by zeodave
A bit of little known history realisticAlly and violently portrayed in a fast moving action-packed novel I can see Zero Mostel as Gotlieb and the young DeNero as Inki Gott Sei... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ted Strehan
From cover to cover you will hurry to read the next page. Fact combined with fiction make this book an exciting read.
This is a great novel, placed solidly in time in the 1940s/World War II era, but with basketball (and I'm absolutely not a basketball fan! Read morePublished 3 months ago by William Murakami-Brundage
Well written, refreshing and enjoyable. The plot was really innovative, and the characters well developed and interesting. A very unusual and enjoyable read.Published 3 months ago by Barry Klein