Category Archives: Sports

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown

I admit, I avoided reading this book for many months even though it received glowing reviews. I had very little interest in crew (well, except for the handsome guys at college whose training regimens and resultant physiques left me gobsmacked), … Continue reading

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SLOW GETTING UP by Nate Jackson

If you like to watch NFL football as much as I do, from a bar stool or the comfort of your living room, most of the hits don’t seem too painful. Sure, there is the occasional OH MY GOD you … Continue reading

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KING OF THE WORLD by David Remnick

I’ve never been a fan of boxing.  I don’t like to watch guys hitting one another unless they wear lots of padding and half of them are in NY Giants’ uniforms.  So, growing up, although I was aware of Muhammad … Continue reading

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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE by John McPhee

Like the proverbial singer who makes even the phone book sound good, John McPhee can raise any topic (even chalk!) and entice you to keep reading.  His prose is, without fail, clear, pure, and compelling.  Lately I have relished his … Continue reading

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THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach

My friend Norman told me that he saw a woman walking down the street, reading THE ART OF FIELDING as she walked.  “So I thought, That’s gotta be good,” he said.  I agreed and ordered the book immediately.  From the … Continue reading

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THE BIG MISS: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney

Part of me is reluctant to write about this book because it’s the golf equivalent of a kiss-and-tell.  Of course, that’s also what makes it so compelling.  Like many other golfers, I’ve followed Tiger Woods for years.  Even before his … Continue reading

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DEAL BREAKER (Myron Bolitar Series #1) by Harlan Coben

For friends wondering why I haven’t been blogging much lately, I have this response: DEAL BREAKER DROPSHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR PROMISE ME LONG LOST LIVE WIRE For the past few weeks, … Continue reading

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OPEN by Andre Agassi

I was never a big Andre Agassi fan.  He seemed like just another spoiled brat, pouting on the court.  Plus I didn’t like his hair.  Though I enjoyed playing tennis, I didn’t like to watch it.  So I ignored him … Continue reading

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