RICK REILLY is the author of the cult classic Missing Links, Slo Mo, and The Life of Reilly, a New York Times bestseller. A senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he has been voted eight times as the National Sportswriter of the Year by his peers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
The Life of Reilly: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reillyby Rick Reilly, Charles Barkley (Foreword by)
Witty, irreverent, opinionated, honest, laugh-out-loud funny -- these are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the writing of Rick Reilly, the six-time National Sportswriter of the Year who has entertained the readers of Sports Illustrated for 15 years with his unique perspective on the world of sports and life in general. Now, in The Life of Reilly, Rick has selected 66 of his finest stories to create a collection that is sure to amuse, inform, and provoke sports fans and non-fans alike.
The book is organized around Reilly's seven Rs: Rants, Raves, Reality, Roots, Rough, Wrecks, and Royalty. His subjects range from the sublime -- UCLA coach John Wooden, one of sports' most honorable men -- to the ridiculous -- Reilly's terrifying trip aboard an F-14D Tomcat fighter -- and also include a healthy dose of opinion, on everything from the ubiquity of the Nike symbol to the overpaid brats we call professional athletes these days. There are features on sports greats, rants against high-profile athletic programs, tales of golfing glory in and out of the spotlight, reflections on enduring values and the true meaning of sacrifice, and personal stories about the Reilly family's trials and tribulations.
Evident throughout is Reilly's trademark humor, on ample display in his story of playing golf with President Clinton (whom he finds himself, with horror, calling "Pard"), his discussion of cheerleading mania ("Cheerleaders from all over tried to write me hate mail, but cheerleader hate mail is not terribly scary. They'd write, 'I hope you die!' and put a little heart over the 'i.'"), and his experience as the coach of a quirky Little League team (his players are more concerned with how to eat sunflower seeds without using their hands than with the intricacies of baseball).
Treat yourself to The Life of Reilly -- those who know Reilly's work will be pleased to revisit the master; those who don't will be thrilled to discover an extraordinary talent.
- Time Home Entertainment, Inc
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- First Edition
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
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