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The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from The New Yorker

by David Remnick (Editor)

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This is a wonderful collection of sports articles and essays spanning the decades of the New Yorker's existence. There are some old favorites, anthologized often, such as Roger Angel's "The Web of the Game" and John Updike's "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," and some delightful classics by giants like A.J. Liebling, Ring Lardner and Martin Amis. Even the pieces about sports I have no knowledge of or even little interest in, like horse racing and tennis, usually offered very rewarding reading experiences. Recommended for fans of sports in particular but also of good writing in general. ( )
  rocketjk | Feb 27, 2012 |
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From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game.… (more)

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