An accidental sportswriter : a memoir - download pdf or read online

By Robert Lipsyte

A long-time activities columnist for the 'New York occasions' combines own tales with the occasions he has coated, discussing how 'Jock tradition' has permeated enterprise, politics, and family members existence, and the way its definitions became the normal to degree worth

Show description

Read Online or Download An accidental sportswriter : a memoir PDF

Similar memoirs books

Download PDF by Jeff Porter: Oppenheimer Is Watching Me: A Memoir (Sightline Books)

While he discovers that his father labored on missiles for a safeguard contractor, Jeff Porter is electrified to revisit America’s atomic earlier and our fallen heroes, specifically J. Robert Oppenheimer, the daddy of the atomic bomb. the end result, Oppenheimer Is gazing Me, takes readers again to the chilly warfare, while males in lab coats toyed with the houses of subject and fears of nationwide defense bothered our sleep.

Read e-book online Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the PDF

An insider's hilarious, whirlwind account of his years spent globe-trotting looking for the holy grail of purses: the Birkin For greater than two decades, the Herm? s Birkin bag has been the enduring image of favor, luxurious, and wealth. although the bag is usually obvious dangling from the fingers of celebrities, there's a fabled ready record of greater than years to shop for one from Herm?

Download PDF by Francisco José Moreno: Before Fidel: the Cuba I remember

Sooner than Fidel Castro seized strength, Cuba was once an ebullient and chaotic society in an everlasting kingdom of turmoil, combining a raucous tropical nature with the evils of arbitrary and corrupt govt. but this interesting interval in Cuban historical past has been principally forgotten or misrepresented, although it set the degree for Castro's dramatic takeover in 1959.

Additional info for An accidental sportswriter : a memoir

Sample text

One of them punched Mantle in the jaw. It was shocking for the time. Recreational violence had not yet become commonplace in American sports. The Yankees went off on a road trip on which Mantle was observed drinking his meals, which was not uncommon. But his jaw was swollen. The Times’ regular Yankees beat writer would never have troubled the twenty-eight-year-old center fielder by actually asking him what had happened, so the following Friday night, after the Yankees returned to the Stadium, an expendable twenty-two-year-old was dispatched from night rewrite.

It was some weeks later in Travel that I was drawn to the blue cover of The Royal Road to Romance, by the adventure travel writer Richard Halliburton. ), who disappeared at sea at thirty-nine. In rereading Halliburton recently, I realized he could be accused of being an imperialist and Orientalist, condescending toward women and indigenous folk, not to mention an extreme tall-tale teller, but when I was twelve, when it mattered, his energy and enthusiasm lifted my spirit. This was no writer you could keep at the bottom of your masculinity chart.

As we were taught to believe in the fifties, most women had no consequential professional futures; they might become teachers or even writers, but they would never get to do genuine men’s work such as fly fighter planes, build bridges, kill bad guys, throw touchdowns. Fags wouldn’t get that chance either. That wasn’t merely schoolyard talk. A book published in 1939, You and Heredity, by Amram Scheinfeld, had a chart that measured masculinity by your line of work. The top of the chart drummed with test pilots, engineers, explorers, pro athletes.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 26 votes