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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.
"This American sportswriting series is a venerable institution." -- Boston Globe
Buzz Bissinger selects the very best writing on a vast variety of competitive endeavors, from baseball to weightlifting, skating to demolition derby. Herein today's foremost journalists throw revealing light on a pantheon of stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Bobby Fischer, Mike Tyson, the San Diego Chicken, and more.
Rene Chun Stephen J. Dubner Elizabeth Gilbert Mark Kram Jr.
Rebecca Mead Bill Plaschke S. L. Price Gary Smith
Posted February 24, 2004
I love gripping well-written sports writing. To be able to find so much of it in one book is truly gratifying. What I really found fascinating were the stories of lesser known athletes who overcame obstacles and rose to the task at hand. These stories are what America is all about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.