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Book Title: One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game|
The size of the: 9.19 MB
Edition: Little, Brown and Company
Date of issue: December 5th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780316079044
The author of the book: John Feinstein
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:It took me a while to "get" this book. Based on the title and subtitle, I expected it to be a series of interviews with famous athletes. Instead it seemed to ramble all over the place. Indeed there is a plan to this book, but it would be better described by the title, "What It's Like to Be John Feinstein: Behind the Scenes With Me As I Wrote All My Other Books." Feinstein reminisces about writing "A Season on the Brink," "Hard Courts," "A Good Walk Spoiled," "A Civil War," and many others. The last few chapters revisit some of the people he interviewed in those books to find out what they are doing now. While I originally wondered why someone would think we wanted to read this kind of blow by blow view of authorship ("I got an idea. I pitched it to my agent. I got an advance. I started calling people..."), once I relaxed and just went with the flow, I found the book extremely entertaining. Feinstein is at heart a storyteller, and this book is like you are sitting around with him after dinner, and he says, "That reminds me of the run-in I had with the stuck-up officials at Wimbledon," or "Did I ever tell you how I got harrassed by the Czech KGB for researching a story, and got detained and interrogated, and threatened?" or, "You heard Bob Knight had a temper? Well, let me tell you about Bob Knight and his temper." Along the way there are, as advertised, some up-close portraits of great athletes, but the main character remains John Feinstein. But so what? If he were at my dinner table, I would ask him to keep telling another one, and I would invite him back. Boys and girls all over the country dream of growing up to be sports stars. This is a book to make you want to grow up and be a sports reporter, at least if you can be as lucky and privileged as John Feinstein.
Read information about the authorJohn Feinstein is one of the nation’s most successful and prolific sports authors who has written 24 books to date. His most recent work Are You Kidding Me? , written with Rocco Mediate, was released on May 18, 2009, and is presently on the shelf at bookstores everywhere. In addition, he is an award-winning columnist and regular contributor in both radio and television.
John Feinstein is a 1977 graduate of Duke University and spent 11 years as a sports and political reporter with The Washington Post. He has also contributed to Sports Illustrated, The National Sports Daily, ESPN, CBS Sports and Golf Digest. Presently he appears regularly on-air at The Golf Channel and National Public radio and writes for The Washington Post, Golf Digest and The Sporting News. He resides in Potomac, MD, and Shelter Island, NY.
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