Babbling Echoes: Soundings from Yesteryear

Babbling Echoes: Soundings from Yesteryear

by H. A. Dorfman
     
 

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Harvey Dorfman was an educator for twenty-seven years before entering the field of sport psychology. His stature in the field grew significantly during the twenty-six years of his second career. But through most of both professional pursuits, he was also a writer. Seven books and hundreds of newspaper columns and magazine articles have appeared under his name. This

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Harvey Dorfman was an educator for twenty-seven years before entering the field of sport psychology. His stature in the field grew significantly during the twenty-six years of his second career. But through most of both professional pursuits, he was also a writer. Seven books and hundreds of newspaper columns and magazine articles have appeared under his name. This final volume is a collection of some of his favorite pieces. Included are personal reflections and social commentary, both sobering and satirical. Interviews of both public and private personages are included, as well as feature stories on subjects of general interest. These works appeared in local newspapers while he was living and teaching in Vermont and in The Rutland Herald, where he was a columnist and a feature writer. They have also appeared in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and many other national periodicals.

Editorial Reviews

Frederick Buechner
[Harvey’s] writing is a marvel — moving, funny, human, insightful, wise, and in [his] unmistakable voice.
Richard M. Ketchum
I had been thinking of writing something on the same topic [Harvey treated]. I’m afraid whatever I produced would be nowhere near as amusing.
Roy Halladay
I realized long ago I would never be able to thank [Harvey] enough for all [he has] done for me. The things I learned from [him] are far and away the biggest reason I have been able to succeed.
Sidney Hook
Harvey Dorfman’s writing shows him to be an excellent journalist. I’d hoped [he would be] interested in applying for a Nieman Harvard Fellowship. He is eminently qualified.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761859277
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

H. A. Dorfman was a staff member of the Oakland Athletics, the Florida Marlins, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays over a period of fourteen years. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players. He was still consulting — and writing — at the time of his death in 2011.

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