One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game

One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game

by John Feinstein
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One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite John Feinstein, a long time sports reporter and best selling author, shares his experiences from his college internship to the present day. This book is a personal glimpse into the roller coaster ride his professional career and personal life have been through as he captures life in various sports. With brutal honesty, high integrity and a passion for anything sports, Mr. Feinstein opens up a world that most of us do not get a chance to experience. From the perspective of hindsight, he is able not just to tell a story but add tidbits of information that make each tale personal to the reader. I laughed, contemplated, even cried, and will never view sports the same again. This isn't to say I have become a die-hard sports fan and certainly not of all the games the author enjoys. What a pleasure to be introduced to the works of John Feinstein! Prior to listening to this wonderful audio book, these public figures were just faces to me. Some seemed nice, some had attitudes, some didn't even have a face or a familiar name. Now when I hear the names from the book, I perk up. I know their stories, some of their dirt and that some are no longer with us. I found myself appreciating his writing this book. I felt it honored not just the sports but also the unique people behind the scenes, on the court/field/ice/whatever and the great men and women whose lives are dedicated to making their teams the very best.
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This book is so good im 12 and i coukd understand the whole thing this is a great book and i recomend it to anyone older then 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting read as the author more or less reviews his career. Its not just about WHO he wrote about but also the work it went into to get to that point. He has to convince editors, publishers, maybe sometimes himself that the subject is going to be worth it. Pretty rare that someone is going to go back and share that. Along the way you are going to get stories with sporting stars that you probably haven't heard before. Just incredible insights. This is not a book just about sports. It isn't a book about Feinsteins career. But it is about BOTH and how they have intertwined and given us some of the best sports books to read. Worth it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could be a great book even though i havent read it. Every one is very sexy today. Lol. Ttyl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Feinstein " A Natural Writer ".He tells it like it is.Keep up the GREAT work!!
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Ed_Tracey More than 1 year ago
This is John Feinstein reviewing the books he has authored, and: a) Giving the back-story behind them b) Re-interviewing most of the people he profiled c) Along the way, telling his newspaper career story, and d) Giving his opinion on the current state of the sports involved. He covers baseball, college football and basketball, golf and tennis thoroughly. One disappointment: omitting pro football (and the year he spent with the Baltimore Ravens). Unexpected plus: his travelling behind the Iron Curtain to interview the mother of a Czech player defecting to the NHL ... and how Martina Navratilova asked the pilots to hold a plane departure after the Czech KGB detained him, trying to cause him to miss his flight. If you like his style of writing but don't want to read a book about just one sport - this one ties it all together.
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Great interview with the author - definitly must read. Ed/San Diego December 1, 2011
superman838 More than 1 year ago
Gargh : (