Witty, irreverent, opinionated, honest, laugh-out-loud funny. These are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the writing of Rick Reilly, the eleven-time National Sportswriter of the Year, who has entertained the readers of Sports Illustrated for 22 years with his unique perspective on the world of sports and life in general. Now, in The Life of Reilly, Rick has selected over 60 of his finest stories to create a collection that will amuse, inform, and provoke sports fans and non-fans alike. The book is organized around Reilly`s seven Rs: Rants, Raves, Reality, Roots, Rough, Wrecks, and Royalty. There are features on sports greats, rants against high-profile athletic programs, tales of golfing glory in and out of the spotlight, reflections on enduring values and the true meaning of sacrifice, and personal stories about the Reilly family trials and tribulations and much more! Those of you who know Reilly`s work will be pleased to revisit the master; those who don`t will be thrilled to discover an extraordinary talent. This book was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover.