By John Feinstein
John Feinstein's profession is a activities fan's dream-a life of encounters with the nice figures in activities, not only at the box, yet within the locker room and backstage with legends like Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and John McEnroe.
Since his days as a tender Washington publish journalist, Feinstein has written twenty-eight books and numerous journal articles and newspaper columns, masking collage basketball, golfing, tennis, baseball, and extremely approximately each game in among. He has advised us of victory and defeat, of athletes and coaches we love--and like to hate. yet a few of his most sensible tales were left untold, earlier.
One on One is a massive portal into the activities we love-from the field rankings and the pageantry of online game evening and into the labor and depth that flip gamers and coaches into legends.
By George William Curtis
By Elliott Hester
In October 2002, Elliott Hester bought his motor vehicle, deserted his condominium, and took off on my own on a visit worldwide, in which he drifted to over fifty locations. Elliott's stories approximately his travels diversity from the weird to the hilarious to the flat-out surprising. trip with him as he:
· Chases off transvestites within the South Pacific
· will get inebriated on Estonian moonshine on the maker's 80th birthday party
· Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson on the thirty eighth foreign movie competition within the Czech Republic
· Ponders the Finnish culture of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked!
· and masses more.
Only an around-the-world expedition may produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And merely Elliott Hester can make such vibrant observations and write such brilliant insights approximately life---and people---on the road.
By Jennifer Baggett,Amanda Pressner
“Brave, humorous, and deeply moving.”
— Cathy modify, writer of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me approximately Love, intercourse, and beginning Over
“Three cheers to The misplaced Girls for exhibiting us, with strong humor and sleek prose, the wonder and value of major lifestyles astray.”
— Franz Wisner, New York Times Bestselling writer of Honeymoon with My Brother
Three neighbors, every one on the point of a quarter-life main issue, make a pact to hand over their excessive strain long island urban media jobs and depart at the back of their neighbors, boyfriends, and every thing widely used to embark on a year-long backpacking event around the globe in The misplaced Girls.
By Jack Cafferty
For the thousands who watch the "Cafferty dossier" on CNN's the placement Room, Jack Cafferty stands for universal sense-the much-needed voice of cause who skewers right-wing nut jobs and liberal eggheads alike. For years, he is voiced the perspectives, hopes, and fears of the typical American in inimitable type. Now, in it is Getting gruesome in the market, he brings that level-headed knowledge to undergo at the most crucial concerns dealing with us today-and explains why americans needs to take our kingdom again from those people who are harming it.
"It's been a target-rich seven years for somebody like me who enjoys pushing people's buttons and sticking pins in issues that desire pricking, from wealthy and fatuous celebrities supplying international coverage research to the most recent mendacity Beltway blowhard impaling himself on his sword of pomposity. . . . a person acquainted with my day-by-day 'Cafferty dossier' segments on CNN's the location Room is familiar with i am not precisely what you would name the mainstream media's poster boy for feel-good information and remark. on your face is extra like it."
"I'm no slash, yet i've got the experience Bush has carried an indignant chip on his shoulder a lot of his pampered existence, seething simply underneath the good-old-boy surface."
"The base line is that our govt now not works for us. the govt. works for the lobbyists who've had a tremendous hand in influencing (if now not aiding to draft) laws favoring no longer the common American citizen yet as a substitute huge company: medical health insurance, pharmaceutical and oil businesses, and safety contractors, between others. those are the blokes who could make the types of political contributions which are had to finance trendy multi-million-dollar political campaigns."
"We wish our troops domestic, yet we additionally desire a new military of elected officers to march into Washington and take a clean, uncorrupted examine the wishes of the majority of americans. If those events, notwithstanding 2008 breaks, cannot repair what is damaged, this manner of lifestyles as we've got recognized it might probably vanish into a few deep, darkish crevasse."
By M.J. Mack
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