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Frank Deford's memoir is a tremendously interesting and engaging book full of interesting stories.
One of the first things that came to mind when I started reading this book was what a wordsmith this man was; his use of words and his writing was just exquisite.
This is a great bio that is chock full of many stories about DeFord's time covering the biggest names and bigger events in the sporting world.
I was expecting inside stories, short, of the many places, teams, individuals, he had come in contact with, and written about.Published 1 month ago by Yankee fan
If you are familiar with Mr. Deford from his weekly radio appearances, you'll be able to close your eyes and hear his voice as you read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by DMac
Enjoyed this book very much from a veteran observer of sports. Mr. Deford comments on a variety of sports with diverse observations and historical tidbits. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Driftless Bob
Anyone who is a sports fan is likely to enjoy this book. It is elegantly written and lots of fun.Published 6 months ago by jerry sussman
After listening to Mr. Deford on NPR and enjoying his commentary, I ordered this book. His writing style is pointed, but funny, and he is clearly someone who loves sports but... Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Cichy
Deford, at one point in the book, notes that he is often called pompous. To this I say, mmhmm, and the sea is often called wet. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Al Stewart
Brother loves sports and admires deford I am sure he enjoyed this excellent sportswriter..I always enjoy his radio editorials Fun!Published 6 months ago by Peggy Oakes
If you are a sports fan, and enjoy learning about people who have impacted sports over the past 30 years or so, you will enjoy Defords book.Published 7 months ago by howard smith
I had hoped for more glimpses into the lives and anecdotes of people who played sports instead of writers and editors who never left their desks unless it was to hang out at clubs... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim Ferraro