The John Lardner Reader: A Press Box Legend's Classic Sportswriting

The John Lardner Reader A Press Box Legend s Classic Sportswriting This collection marks the return to print of John Lardner one of America s press box giants a classic stylist whose wry humor and tireless reporting helped elevate sportswriting to art The brilliant

  • Title: The John Lardner Reader: A Press Box Legend's Classic Sportswriting
  • Author: John Lardner John Schulian Dan Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780803230477
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection marks the return to print of John Lardner, one of America s press box giants, a classic stylist whose wry humor and tireless reporting helped elevate sportswriting to art The brilliant W C Heinz called Lardner the best of us This book shows why Lardner applied his singular touch not only to his era s icons Joe Louis, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige but tThis collection marks the return to print of John Lardner, one of America s press box giants, a classic stylist whose wry humor and tireless reporting helped elevate sportswriting to art The brilliant W C Heinz called Lardner the best of us This book shows why Lardner applied his singular touch not only to his era s icons Joe Louis, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige but to the scamps, eccentrics, hustlers, and con men in the shadow of sports Whether in snappy columns or leisurely magazine pieces, Lardner held sport of every description up to the light, forever changing the way people wrote, read, and thought about their heroes, from superstars to scrappers These forty nine pieces represent sportswriting at the top of its game.

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    1. To many, John Lardner (son of Ring) is the greatest sportswriter who ever lived. If he wasn't the greatest he definitely was one of the most influential. Dan Jenkins, Jim Murray and Rick Reilly all said that they owed a heavy debt to Lardner with Murray's style being particularly close to Lardner's.This anthology doesn't do a great job of gathering his columns but it does have some of his best long pieces like the profiles of Stanley Ketchel ("Stanley Ketchel was twenty-four years old when he wa [...]

    2. This may not be the best John Lardner collection -- I'm partial to "It Beats Working," probably because it was my first exposure to this wonderful writer -- but any John Lardner collection is pretty damn good. It's just a tragedy that he didn't live longer and write a lot more.

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