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Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Very good. The best history of sports journalism I've read

    I was expecting a collection of sports stories from Frank Deford's career, of which there were plenty, but I also got a schooling on the history of sports writing. Sometimes I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of names, places, and events that seem to be grouped by topic, not by time. There can be multiple paragraphs, sometimes even pages, of side stories between the start of a thought and the finish. Which makes me wonder, since he went to Princeton (brought up many times in the book), am I just dumb, or is this the way a good book is written?

    I think it might be me, there are at least 10 words I had to look up on my nook. The writing, to me, exudes quality and it was refreshing to escape the PC crap that's impossible to avoid nowadays. Sometimes I would literally laugh out loud. Other times I was sucked in by the interesting history. To be truthful though, I did zone out during his family histories and some droning about past sports writers.

    I know a couple people in my life that would really enjoy his unique view of sports history. So I will be buying a couple more as gifts.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Loved it!

    As an avid NPR listener, as well as a sports fan, this book definitely was great reading. Frank DeFord( Deford)writes like you speak, he is just so easy to read. His recollections stirred old memories that really hit home. One of the best books I have read in a long time. I immediately looked for more of his works.

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