Two great sports books

As far as the best sports books, two to me are head and shoulders above the rest. The first is John Feinstein’s “A Season on the Brink,” his fascinating look inside the Indiana basketball program and,
Categories: General

What the critics said

Another reason I was interested in reading the A-Rod book is because of the reception it got from the sports world. The Huffington Post had a nice run-down of how some have done a 180 on Roberts:
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Reading season*

It took me five months, but I finally finished “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” by Alex Haley. The thick novel has been sitting on a bookshelf for longer than it should, one of the many
Categories: Public libraries

Sports for a non-sports person

Elizabeth and Dave, thanks for reading the book with me! I’ll think we’re in for a really interesting discussion. To answer your question, Elizabeth, I’m going to ‘fess up and admit that I actually am
Categories: Journalism, Sports

Oh, Selena!

Thanks, Monica and Dave, for inviting me to join the fray and kick start the book blog. Since you took me up on my suggestion to start off with Selena Robert’s book on Alex Rodriguez, I’m preparing to
Categories: Fame, Journalism, Sports

For our first book selection, a Yankee

Starting June 22, we’ll be reading “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” by Selena Roberts, a former New York Times sports columnist and writer for Sports Illustrated. Dave Ruden, Elizabeth Kim

Notes about reading our first selection

I have to admit, the overriding reason for my participation in discussing “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez,” is to help my colleague Monica get her blog off the ground. As a fellow blogger, I
Categories: Journalism, Sports

Welcome to BookEnds

When I moved to Stamford in October 2007, I didn’t even bother to buy a TV. The TV my roommate owned at my last apartment in Brooklyn went mostly unused for the three years I lived there — save for
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