The Best American Sports Writing 2002

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Glenn Stout, Rick Reilly
Houghton Mifflin, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 295 pages
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The series has garnered wide acclaim for its stellar writing and topnotch editors; now Reilly, Sports Illustrated’s “Life of Reilly” columnist, continues that tradition with his choices for the year’s best sports journalism. Voted National Sportswriter of the Year six times, Reilly has also written several books, including the best-selling autobiography of the Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. His most recent book is The Life of Reilly.

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Review: The Best American Sports Writing 2011 (Best American Sports Writing)

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One of the best -- maybe THE best -- of the "Sports Writing" books. Selected articles not only portray the inspirational ("Own goal" -- homeless USA soccer tournament), but the criminal ("USA swimming ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Sports Writing 2014

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Stories range from dull to very good, though i remain confused how stories about Formula 1 and Swiss mountaineers made it into this book while there was nary a mention of the World Cup. Further ... Read full review


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Glenn Stout has been the series editor of "The Best American Sports Writing" since its inception & has written three illustrated biographies with Richard A. Johnson: "Ted Williams," "Joe DiMaggio," & "Jackie Robinson." He lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Rick Reilly is the author of the novel Missing Links. His "Life of Reilly" column appears each week in Sports Illustrated. Five out of the last six years, his peers have voted him National Sportswriter of the Year. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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