Love Letters to Sports: Moments in Time and the Ties That Bind

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iUniverse, Oct 19, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 136 pages
At a time when the sporting world seems to be losing its perspective, author John Clendening provides another viewpoint. In Love Letters to Sports, he celebrates sports at its bestits moments in time that capture our hearts and remind us of the role it can play as a touch point in our lives.

In this memoir, Clendening narrates his special sports moments, such as his first-ever road trip with his eight-year-old son and how his sons sports obsession at a young age reminds him of his own. He tells of going to a football game in Texas and falling in love all over again with a certain cheerleader, and how his favorite announcer brought him to tears on the night his youngest daughter was born.

This collection of 19 personal essays pays tribute to our own moments in time and moments in life when sports play a supporting role in creating memories never to be forgotten. From football to tennis, from baseball to golf, from the fields of youth to the armchair of middle age, this is not a book about love, nor is it one about sports. Its about the many times and places the two have met in one mans life.
 

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Contents

The Thread of Opening Day
1
Minnesota? Nice
6
Thursday Afternoon Sunlights
14
Cheeseburgers in Paradise
21
Where Have You Gone Manny Sanguillen?
27
The Perfect Day
36
First Train to Dirksville
42
Sometimes Even More
48
Daddy is USC Not Number 1 Anymore?
68
Its Different There
74
To Be So Lucky
80
Let It Shine
86
Not Even Close
92
Oh What If
97
The Voices in our Heads
102
But Most of All For Fall
108

The Last Game
55
The Second Sunday in October
63
And So It Is Done
112
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About the author (2011)

John Clendening is a former award-winning journalist who now works in corporate marketing. He is also a writer whose passion is to share personal stories that touch people’s hearts. Clendening lives in Dallas with his three children and the family chewer.

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