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State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation

State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation

by Melissa Isaacson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572842663
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 432,602
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Melissa Isaacson is an award-winning sportswriter, author, and public speaker. In more than thirty years on the job, she has covered every major US sports championship as well as the Olympics. She has written for numerous publications, including long tenures at such institutions as ESPN and the Chicago Tribune. She was the Tribune’s first woman columnist and beat writer on the Bulls and Bears, and she covered the Michael Jordan–led Bulls over their six NBA titles. She is currently on the faculty of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in the Chicago area.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Our Coach

Chapter 2: “Well, I guess I’ll go try sports”

Chapter 3: Grovers and Wooders and Billy Schnurr

Chapter 4: Inappropriate Cheering and the Half-Court Shot

Chapter 5: “Son, son, get up!”

Chapter 6: New Beginnings, New Rituals

Chapter 7: Shirley’s Arm, Bridget’s Face, and Mighty Hinsdale South

Chapter 8: Dark Secrets

Chapter 9: Fun with Concussions and Those Weird Lumps

Chapter 10: Addition by Subtraction

Chapter 11: Having It All

Chapter 12: The Mighty Susies and Other Technicalities

Chapter 13: The Ultimate Slap

Chapter 14: Saturday Night Fever and a Champaign Hangover

Chapter 15: Big Whip

Chapter 16: Safe Haven

Chapter 17: Earl’s Girls

Chapter 18: Dreidl, Dreidl, Dreidl

Chapter 19: Let It Snow

Chapter 20: Perfect Shmerfect

Chapter 21: Joy Is . . .

Chapter 22: Why Not Us?

Chapter 23: April Fools