52 Weeks: Interviews with Champions!

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Globe Pequot Press, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 363 pages
The agents and handlers have left the building, and Dave Hollander is in the house, taking on the country 2s top athletes in no-holds-barred interviews for the underground sports paper, New York Sports Express. Here are uncensored, off-the-cuff looks at the world of sport from current and former players like Jeremy Shockey, Dwight Gooden, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Vince Carter. It 2s a must-read for any sports fan.

In his weekly column, 3Open Mic, 4 Hollander rarely treads the well-beaten sports path, instead leading his subjects into candid assessments of competitors and excursions into offbeat topics. Hollander talks with running back Dave Kopay about coming out of the closet, argues about Alaska and Hooters with NFLer Larry Csonka, discusses the finer points of head-butts with New York Knick John Starks, muses on jail with Lawrence Taylor, and commiserates with Keith Hernandez regarding the retirement of Eugene Maleska from the world of crossword puzzles.

And there are also interviews with Jim Brown, Jim Bouton, Rickey Henderson, George Plimpton, Oscar Robertson, Willis Reed, Mark Gastineau, Sarah Hughes, Larry Holmes, Carl Lewis, Petr Nedved, Willis Reed, and more.

Human and revealing, hilarious and heartfelt, Hollander 2s interviews are part Charlie Rose, part Jon Stewart, and a refreshing break from the pat sports clich 9. 52 Weeks is fifty-two chapters of off-the-hook fun for the sports fan.

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About the author (2005)

Dave Hollander runs the Arlene's Grocery Picture Show, the largest annual independent film festival in New York City. He also serves as "consigliore" to the popular New York night spot, Arlene's Grocery. An attorney by trade, Hollander co-authored a bestselling guide to laws schools in America called The Princeton Review's The Best Law Schools (Random House 1998). He has published numerous articles on sports, law and social issues in Time Out New York, New York Press, Long Island Press, Houston Press, San Antonio Current, Salt Lake City Weekly, and Stay Free! Magazine. He currently pens regular sports columns for SportsIllustrated.com and Penthouse Magazine.

A graduate of Newton High School in New Jersey, Hollander set school records for technical fouls in a single season and a career. He lives in Manhattan across the Street from Goat Park -- named for Earl "The Goat" Manigault -- where you can find him playing pick-up basketball on warm weather days.

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