A Year in the Sun: The Life and Times of a Sports Columnist

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Using 1986 as a springboard, New York Times sports columnist Vecsey here roams the landscape of sports and allied subjects. The son of two journalists writes of his New York childhood, of his own later family, of countries and cities he loves. In the realm of sports, he begins with the Orange Bowl; in between, he covers the Mets and their World Series victory, the World Cup of soccer and various events in basketball, hockey, boxing and tennis. Vecsey's anti-boxing arguments are forceful and his fondness for baseball infectious; conversely, his enthusiasm for soccer wil not stir many American readers. (Mar.)
Library Journal
New York Times columnist and co-author of books by Martina Navratilova, Loretta Lynn, and others covers in diary form his 1986 sports beat, running from the January Super Bowl through boxing matches, baseball games, soccer's World Cup, and other contests to Dwight Gooden's arrest in December. Throughout the narrative he weaves in poignant family memories and candid thoughts on sports figures and newspaper writers. His likes include soccer, newspaperwomen, Red Smith, and boxers; his dislikes are boxing, gambling, football, Steinbrenner, and Bobby Knight. This warmly appealing picture of a sportswriter's life is heartily recommended.-- Morey Berger, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
School Library Journal
YA-- Vecsey has chronicled a year of writing about sports in diary format. His assignments vary from basketball, football, and baseball, to covering the World Cup of Soccer and the Goodwill Games in Moscow. Any sports fan will enjoy the close personal insight and contact with so many familiar people and places. Vecsey takes readers into the locker rooms, on the road, and behind the scenes into the press areas. Students considering a writing career will come to feel the thrill, challenge, and difficulties a journalist encounters in meeting deadlines, being creative, and just coming up with the daily column. With its twofold appeal that combines sports and journalism, the book will make students feel like they've had a press pass for a year.-- Jane Golenko, Pasadena High School, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812916782
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/15/1989
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 334

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