The Best American Sports Writing 2013

[PDF] The Best American Sports Writing 2013 | by ✓ J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout - The Best American Sports Writing 2013, The Best American Sports Writing J R Moehringer a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar has selected the best in sports writing from the past year Chosen from than national regional and specia [PDF] The Best American Sports Writing 2013 | by ✓ J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout - The Best American Sports Writing 2013, The Best American Sports Writing J R Moehringer a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar has selected the best in sports writing from the past year Chosen from than national regional and specia

  • Title: The Best American Sports Writing 2013
  • Author: J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout
  • ISBN: 9780547884608
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
The Best American Sports Writing 2013

[PDF] The Best American Sports Writing 2013 | by ✓ J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout, The Best American Sports Writing 2013, J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout, The Best American Sports Writing J R Moehringer a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar has selected the best in sports writing from the past year Chosen from than national regional and specialty publications and increasingly the top sports blogs this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game [PDF] The Best American Sports Writing 2013 | by ✓ J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout - The Best American Sports Writing 2013, The Best American Sports Writing J R Moehringer a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar has selected the best in sports writing from the past year Chosen from than national regional and specia

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The Best American Sports Writing 2013

About “J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout

  • J.R. Moehringer Glenn Stout

    J.R Moehringer is an American journalist and author Born in New York City and raised in Manhasset, New York, he is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.A 1986 graduate of Yale University, Moehringer began his journalism career as a news assistant at The New York Times.He won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2000.



780 thoughts on “The Best American Sports Writing 2013

  • Learned so much that you don t get by a quick glance at ESPN Covers how tough it is to get onto an NFL team, even if you are great And in a different story, how you WILL be injured and possibly addicted to narcotics from the injuries inflicted About some heart wrenching teens dying while pursuing sports they love About all sorts of sports things all very interesting and makes me think differently about sports heroes.


  • When I was a kid, I wanted to be a sportswriter I loved sports still do , but was a terrible athlete, and since I had a talent as a writer it seemed a logical ambition But I m glad I didn t pursue it, as it seems to me that having to write about sports and all its warts would crush one s fandom I mean, who wants to write about steroids, concussions, salary caps, and DUIs In The Best American Sports Writing 2013, edited by J.R Moehringer, some of that comes through The pieces here are all feature [...]


  • as un American as it sounds, I am most assuredly not a sports fan Oh, I ll occasionally pass the time listening to a baseball game And it s true that I have taken advantage of every opportunity to participate in various athletic activities, an experience I most definitely recommend But I have no desire whatsoever to spend my weekends rooting for my favorite team and I m lost when the conversation turns to the antics of our local sports heroes Why, then, did I choose to read a compendium of sport [...]


  • This book is filled with different stories, sports stories, but each one has a human touch to it The first one is about a bull fighter and though I am not into that This man was gouged by the bull on the left side of his face It severed a nerve on the left side of his face so he could not talk or eat Almost like a stroke His wife and children trying to keep his spirits up but nothing would help Finally she found a doctor who was willing to try to fix the nerve He had the surgery and as he starte [...]


  • This was the most depressing and uninspiring collection of essays I think I ve ever read I can t imagine how this was possible In the Best American series of anthologies, a longtime series editor picks around a hundred of the best articles and essays that have been published over the past year A guest editor selects around twenty of those hundred for publication in the collection So how can a guest editor, no matter how inexperienced or rushed, compile a bad selection However it happened, the 20 [...]


  • This book is filled with compelling stories about amazing people, who all happen to be athletes.Unlike previous editions of Best American Sports Writing, this one is not filled with profiles of sports superstars except for maybe the expos on Lance Armstrong s suspect charitable foundation It does, however, introduce us to a whole new slew of superstars such as Juan Jose Padilla, the one eyed Spanish bull fighter, or Robert Garside, the man who has run around the world.This edition is full of suc [...]


  • Like any collection, you respond to some than others, like some enough to finish and know when to skip over others Some of the highlights, for me, were the three very different articles about High School athletes, particularly the one with the 25 year old baseball coach, the two female basketball players, the epidemic of painkillers in the NFL,the bullfighter guy and the phony marathoner, among others.


  • This edition proved that fiction writers are in so many ways superior to those trained journalistically Karen Russell, of Swamplandia fame, has the opening piece and it is the best Moehringer opens this edition up well and turns it over to Russell There are many epic pieces in here, namely by Wright Thompson and Gary Smith, but Russell takes the cake.


  • For the most part, these were all very solid essays, with a few really standing out Personal favorites included Russell s piece on bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla, Gary Smith s profile of Wonmon Joseph Williams, and David Simon s commentary on another dismal Orioles season Could have done with fewer pieces on the heroic profiles, which seemed a bit generic, but overall, a satisfying read.


  • Cannot remember the last time this annual delight was this good Just about every story is a page turner, including one on an apparent senior marathon cheater and others on the evergrowing problem of sports concussions.


  • I ve been reading these collections of stories since 1993, and I enjoy the newest version every year It has become the go to present for whoever draws my name for our Christmas exchange Great writing Great reading Great times Thanks again BASW.


  • This book contains articles on sports I am not familiar with The highest praise I can give it is that I want to know about the sports Also, it is a superb dip into book that provides high quality escapism from whatever you re doing Enjoy.


  • I picked this up because it was edited by J.R Moehringer He succeeded in selecting stories that stick with you, although a lot of them are about athletes who die, especially high school athletes who die, so I m left feeling depressed instead of uplifted.




  • somewhat underwhelming compared to previous editions, the selections on running and high school football concussions and the NFL perscription drug problem were my favorites



  • This wasn t my favorite edition, but included a lot of thoughtful and well written articles that were worth reading.


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