The Someone You're Not: True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics & Pornography

The Someone You're Not: True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics & Pornography

by Mike Sager
     
 

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Bestselling author Mike Sager's fourth collection showcases his deftly-written journalism at its best and most mature, a riveting marriage of crime reportage and you-are-there literary anthropology.

The book's centerpiece examines the rise and fall of football RoboQuarterback Todd Marinovich-a previously unpublished, thirty-plus thousand word "nonvella"

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Bestselling author Mike Sager's fourth collection showcases his deftly-written journalism at its best and most mature, a riveting marriage of crime reportage and you-are-there literary anthropology.

The book's centerpiece examines the rise and fall of football RoboQuarterback Todd Marinovich-a previously unpublished, thirty-plus thousand word "nonvella" version of his ASME-award winning Esquire story, the inspiration for ESPN's acclaimed documentary, The Marinovich Project. Other true stories include up-close visits with super-celebrity Paris Hilton, South Asian Republican hopeful Gov. Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, Ultimate Fighting Championship impresario Dana White, and coaching phenom Pete Carroll.

Plus: A man who spent twenty-nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. A Muslim immigrant who worked to save the life of the white supremacist who tried to kill him. The best-dressed man in America. An ugly guy in a town that worships beauty. A farm in the mountains where wounded marine veterans are taking care of their own. And "The Porn Identity," where a divorced dad takes to the road to find former starlets and to rediscover his mojo.

"Mike Sager writes with uncommon grace and, always, with respect for those who give him their time. His stories cut to the bone of our common humanity."

-Paul Hendrickson, author of Seminary and Hemingway's Boat, on The Someone You're Not

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481003087
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
849,975
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Sager is a best-selling author and award-winning reporter. A former Washington Post staff writer under Watergate investigator Bob Woodward, he worked closely with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson during his years as a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. Sager is the author of four collections of non-fiction, two novels, and one biography. He has served for more than fifteen years as a writer at large for Esquire. In 2010 he won the American Society of Magazine Editors' National Magazine Award for profile writing for his article "The Man Who Never Was". Many of his stories have been optioned for film. For more information, please see www.mikesager.com.

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