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An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir

Robert Lipsyte. An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir Authors:Robert Lipsyte.
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Year:2012
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Pages:256
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Price:1834 rub.
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Growing up, Robert Lipsyte was the smart-aleck fat kid, the bully magnet who went to the library instead of the ballpark. As the perpetual outsider, even into adulthood, his alienation from Jock Culture made him a rarity in the press box: the sportswriter who wasn't a sports fan. This feeling of otherness has colored Lipsyte's sports writing for fifty years, much of it spent as a columnist for the New York Times. He didn't follow particular athletes or teams; he wasn't awed by the access afforded by his press pass or his familiarity with the players in the locker room. The experience and insight earned over a half-century infuse An Accidental Sportswriter. Going beyond the usual memoir, Lipsyte has written "a memory loop, a circular search for lost or forgotten pieces in the puzzle of a life." In telling his own story, Lipsyte grapples with American sports and society?from Mickey Mantle to Bill Simmons?arguing that Jock Culture has seeped into our business, politics, and family life,...

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