New York : Random House, c2010
Series: New Yorker anthology series
xiv, 492 p. : ill. ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781400068029 (alk. paper), 1400068029 (alk. paper), Language:
From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game
Introduction / From the bleachers: The Web of the game / Ahab and Nemesis / Hub fans bid Kid adieu / The only game in town / Race track / Immortals. A sense of where you are / Net worth / The long ride / Born slippy / The chosen one / Legend of the sport / A man-child in Lotusland / Personal best. Dangerous game / The running novelist / Back to the basement / Playing Doc's game / Last of the Metroziods / The Sandy Frazier dream team / A deeper game. Br'er Rabbit ball / The greens of Ireland / Tennis personalities / Project knuckleball / Game plan / The art of failure / Out of left field. Swimming with sharks / The national pastime / SNO / Musher / Home and away / No obstacles / A stud's life / El único matador /
David Remick -- Roger Angell -- A.J. Liebling -- John Updike -- Anthony Lane -- Bill Barich -- John McPhee -- Lillian Ross -- Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- Micheal Specter -- John Seabrook -- David Owen -- Aliva Johnston -- Rebecca Mead -- Nick Paumgarten -- Haruki Murankami -- Nancy Franklin -- William Finnegan -- Adam Gopnik -- Ian Frazier -- Ring Lardner -- Herbert Warren Wind -- Martin Amis -- Ben McGrath -- Don DeLillo -- Malcolm Gladwell -- Charles Sprawson -- John Cheever -- Calvin Trillin -- Susan Orleans -- Peter Hessler -- Alec Wilkinson -- Kevin Conley
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