The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy
December 07, 2010
6.18 X 9.17 X 1.7 inches | 1.97 pounds
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About the Author
Bill Simmons writes "The Sports Guy" column for ESPN online's Page 2 and ESPN: The Magazine. He is the author of Now I Can Die In Peace, founded the award-winning bostonsportsguy website, and was a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. He commutes between his home in Los Angeles and Fenway Park.
"[A] slam dunk."--USA Today "The work of a true fan . . . It might just represent the next phase of sports commentary."--The Atlantic "May be one of those literary lollapaloozas that Simmons's fans must buy."--The New York Times "Wildly prolific, ceaselessly witty, harmlessly crass, and generally wise, Simmons has built an everydude empire by triangulating the trashy pop-culture futon talk of Chuck Klosterman and the stats-heavy philosophizing of Malcolm Gladwell."--The Village Voice "This is just plain fun. . . . The true NBA fan will dive into this hefty volume and won't resurface for about a week."--Booklist (starred review) "The book flows much like Mr. Simmons's ESPN columns. . . . Opinion gushes out of him. But he backs it up with equal parts serious research and off-angle observations. . . . He has produced enough provocative arguments to fuel barstool arguments far into the future."--The Wall Street Journal NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE