Road Swing

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Doubleday, Sep 14, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 245 pages
In this alternately hilarious and insightful account, named a Best Book of 1998 by Publishers Weekly, >b>Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin uses the lens of sports to come to a deeper understanding of America.

On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, Steve Rushin decided to revisit the twin pursuits of his youth: epic car trips and an unhealthy obsession with sports. So he jumped into his fully alarmed Japanese S.U.V. and drove to American sports shrines for a year, everywhere from Larry Bird's boyhood home in French Lick, Indiana, to the cornfield just outside of Dyersville, Iowa, where Field of Dreams was filmed. Now in paperback, Road Swing is the story of his journey.

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ROAD SWING: One Fan's Journey into the Soul of American Sports

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It is unfortunate that Rushin's often sophomoric sense of humor intrudes on an otherwise engaging and astutely observed odyssey of the rich variety of American sports, major and minor. A Sports ... Read full review

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Maybe it's the vastness of the land, or maybe it's the diversity of elements from which we as a country are quilted together, but observers from Kerouac to Kuralt have felt the need to hit the open ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

As Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, Steve Rushin has written dozens of articles, including the centerpiece for the magazine's fortieth anniversary issue. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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