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New ESPN book goes public.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, May 16, 2011.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Pretty hard to keep a book like this under wraps, but so far, no big leaks. Either they don't exist, or someone is doing a great job keeping a lid on this.

    Maybe we'll resurrect the SJ Book Club for this one.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/sports/a-publisher-drops-no-hints-on-contents-of-new-espn-book.html?ref=sports
     
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    Supposedly people there are pretty freaked out about it.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    That excerpt has me sold. I just hope Bob Ley is as candid about the rest of the operation as he was about Olbermann.
     
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    now, THAT'S a freakin' good read... :D 8) :D 8)
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    Our library shipments usually come in several days ahead of the release dates. I hope to have this in my hands before the rest of you suckers.
     
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    doubtful. oh, i'm anxious to read what ley has to say about espn's past employees, but he'll dish no dirt on anyone still there. nor woul i expect him to.

    now, if this book includes blind quotes, we can all have fun speculating on who dished 'em out...
     
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    The excerpt was outstanding.
     
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    I've always liked Bob Ley's work. I thought he came off as extraordinarily pleased with his own brilliance in Freeman's book. Curious to see if that continues in this book.
     
  10. EagleMorph

    EagleMorph Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, the reporters behind this one, also did the oral history of Saturday Night Live.

    It was absolutely riveting, even though it is a monster of a book. This should be fantastic, especially after reading that excerpt.
     
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    Riveting. I can offer this review even before seeing the book:

    I couldn't pick it up.
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN book--a big secret.

    Will anyone under 30 even understand how great ESPN used to be?

    And yes, this looks amazing.
     
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