The Best American Sports Writing 2002

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Glenn Stout, Rick Reilly
Houghton Mifflin, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 320 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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This book is like a collection of episodes of ESPN's Outside the Lines, except without any purpose other than to depress. I only wish they'd ask me to pen a blurb for the jacket: “If you hate sports ... Read full review

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There are some real gut-punchers in here. Yet another great collection, the gold standard and north star for people like me. 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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