The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan by Pat Jordan

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'“Pat Jordan is not just one of America’s best sportswriters, but one of its best writers, period.” —Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four   “His eye—and ear—for the telling detail provides extraordinary depth and insight into his subjects. . . . Jordan is a treasure, and this is a wonderful testament to almost 40 years of excellence.” —Booklist, starred review   “When sportswriters are sitting around gassing, they like to play the game of ‘Who’s the best?’ as in, who’s the best ballplayer, the best quarterback, etc. Often the game gets around to ‘Who is the best sportswriter?’ The names that are mentioned most often are W. C. Heinz and Pat Jordan. I concur, but I’ll take Jordan in a split-decision.” —Allen Barra, author of The Last Coach: A Life of Paul “Bear” Bryant   “Pat Jordan has been a major voice in the sports-writing community for over 30 years, and this anthology of his best stories testifies as to why his work continues to endure. . . . Good old-fashioned storytelling.” —William Nack, author of Secretariat: The Making of a Champion “The inclusiveness of some of Pat Jordan’s stories is scary. They lay bare the sporting life in all its mystery, banality, beauty, sadness, and they do it with a gimlet eye, an exquisite ear, wide curiosity, and timing so sharp it can make you gasp. He is a master portraitist.” —William Finnegan, author of Cold New World  '
'“Pat Jordan is not just one of America’s best sportswriters, but one of its best writers, period.” —Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four   “His eye—and ear—for the telling detail provides extraordinary depth and insight into his subjects. . . . Jordan is a treasure, and this is a wonderful testament to almost 40 years of excellence.” —Booklist, starred review   “When sportswriters are sitting around gassing, they like to play the game of ‘Who’s the best?’ as in, who’s the best ballplayer, the best quarterback, etc. Often the game gets around to ‘Who is the best sportswriter?’ The names that are mentioned most often are W. C. Heinz and Pat Jordan. I concur, but I’ll take Jordan in a split-decision.” —Allen Barra, author of The Last Coach: A Life of Paul “Bear” Bryant   “Pat Jordan has been a major voice in the sports-writing community for over 30 years, and this anthology of his best stories testifies as to why his work continues to endure. . . . Good old-fashioned storytelling.” —William Nack, author of Secretariat: The Making of a Champion “The inclusiveness of some of Pat Jordan’s stories is scary. They lay bare the sporting life in all its mystery, banality, beauty, sadness, and they do it with a gimlet eye, an exquisite ear, wide curiosity, and timing so sharp it can make you gasp. He is a master portraitist.” —William Finnegan, author of Cold New World  '
Publisher: Open Road Media Edited By: Alex Belth ISBN: 9781504033664 Pages: 434