Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

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Price
$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
Twelve
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781455540365

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About the Author

Mike Pesca is the host of the daily podcast The Gist. For ten years he was a reporter for NPR, where he primarily covered sports. He has covered Super Bowls, Final Fours, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Olympics, the World Cup, the World Series of Poker, and the Westminster Dog Show. In addition to hosting the NPR News quiz Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, his work has been featured on This American Life, Radiolab, and Inside the NFL, as well as in Baseball Prospectus and Basketball Prospectus.

He is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards, one for his coverage of high school football, another for his analysis of the monetary value of Crackerjacks being mentioned in the lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ball Game. He was a two-time winner of the Emory University Intramural Softball Official of the Year.

Reviews

"What if you didn't read UPON FURTHER REVIEW? You'd miss a lot of mind-blowing fun. But why take the chance? Read it. You'll laugh. You'll learn. You'll impress your friends. There hasn't been a sure winner like this book since Mike Tyson beat Buster Douglas."--Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
"The inevitable plight of sports fans is longing for what might have been. Retrospective analysis -- and wistful reimagining -- is what gets them through the night. UPON FURTHER REVIEW teems with such moonlit fantastical -- and a ravishing counterfactual revelation: sportswriters, the proud and embittered few, are actually a delightful bunch of goofball romantics."--Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Catcher Was A Spy and Collision Low Crossers.
"Enlightening and entertaining, Pesca's collection of hypothetical sports outcomes gives sports fans much food for thought."--Publishers Weekly
"This is sports escapism brought to new and entertaining heights."--Kirkus
"A thought-provoking venture into sports' road-not-taken possibilities."--Booklist