The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143133872
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About the Author

Wright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN and the bestselling author of Pappyland. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family.

Reviews

""Thompson has written some of the most important pieces of contemporary sports journalism . . . demonstrating unparalleled insight into the lives of the most compelling figures in sport. . . . This volume elevates reporting and writing that was already operating above the rim." --The New York Times

"Knockout sportswriting from Wright Thompson . . . Mr. Thompson is an investigator of men's souls, though his writing is as much about the search for clues as it is about what he finds. . . . None of these pieces are strictly sports stories, but all exemplify the high purpose to which so much sports writing aspires today." --Wall Street Journal

"Wright is a supremely gifted writer who cuts through the mythology with a scalpel." --The National Book Review

"[Thompson] demonstrates his storytelling talents by probing the personalities of some of the biggest names in sports, both past and present, including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Ted Williams, and Bear Bryant." --Christian Science Monitor

"Mississippi native Wright Thompson is not only the best active sportswriter in America but also one of the best writers, period. This collection compiles his greatest pieces." --Men's Journal

"Thompson demonstrates his talent, deftly portraying a diverse cast of athletes and coaches. . . . [He] also brilliantly reprises the riots and other events surrounding James Meredith's enrollment at Ole Miss in 1962 and the school's outstanding football team during that tumultuous year." --Booklist

"Thompson's abundant strengths as a long-form journalist are evident on nearly every page.... Richly researched and textured writing that reveals the humanity of the author's subjects." --Kirkus Reviews
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