Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson

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$16.99  $15.80
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Atria Books
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781476778976
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About the Author

KENT BABB is a reporter for The Washington Post and author of the acclaimed Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson. His writing examines the intersection of sports and culture, and three of his stories appeared in The Best American Sports Writing. The Associated Press Sports Editors have three times honored his features as the nation's best, and Not a Game was shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives in the Washington, DC, area with his wife and daughter.

Reviews

"Allen Iverson was impossible to ignore, a one man hurricane, on the court and off; equal parts dynamic and depressing. With Not a Game Kent Babb brilliantly tells his story and it's a tour de force like AI himself."--Dan Wetzel, National Columnist, Yahoo Sports and New York Times bestselling author
"Babb's thorough storytelling empathetically ebbs and flows between Iverson's trials and triumphs, connecting the dots while taking the reader on an emotional truth-seeking ride of nostalgia, hope, and exasperation . . . . Not a Game is engrossing and definitely to be read and discussed."--Shana Renee Stephenson, founder and editor-in-chief, AllSportsEverything.com
"Allen Iverson's is a life unfathomable to most. With Not a Game, Kent Babb questions the enigma that is The Answer, taking readers into a world most don't know -- and, quite frankly, most don't want to know -- exists in America."--John Valenti, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author of Swee'pea, the story of New York City basketball legend Lloyd Daniels
"This is more than just great sports writing, this is writing at its best. Babb strips away the public persona of iconic superstar Allen Iverson to tell a stunning story of triumph, tribulation and ultimate tragedy. It's a must-read about a complex hero who had it all for too short a time."--R.G. Belsky, author of The Kennedy Connection and The Midnight Hour
A searingly honest and intimate portrait of a captivating icon, but also a cautionary tale for any young star. Kent Babb captures the complexity of Allen Iverson from all angles in a fascinating must-read for all sports fans.--Baxter Holmes, ESPN NBA reporter
For better or worse, Allen Iverson has the uncompromising my way persona. Kent Babb eloquently, and at times poignantly, captures Iverson's swagger--raw and flawed, regal yet real.--Benjamin Hochman, sports columnist, The Denver Post
Babb delves deep into Iverson's inscrutable soul. This is a sad but fascinating read."--R.G. Belsky, author of The Kennedy Connection and The Midnight Hour "Publishers Weekly"
"It pricks the skin and provokes a response."--R.G. Belsky, author of The Kennedy Connection and The Midnight Hour "The Washington Post"