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What are some good books BY sportswriters ABOUT sportswriters?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by rockcrit88, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. rockcrit88

    rockcrit88 New Member

    I recently purcahsed "No Time Outs" by Christopher Walsh. I read about the book and it seems like it would be a good book ABOUT sportswriters -- especially about what sportswriters go thorugh today.

    Besides memoirs by the old sportswriters of yesteryear (although I'm open to some of those too), does anyone know of any good books BY sportswriters ABOUT sportswriters of the modern age?


  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Oh yeah. Big appetite for that.
    I can see those suckers flying off the shelves.
  3. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    "Pondscum and Other Vultures"
    Google it.
  4. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    The Rise And Fall Of The Press Box by Leonard Koppett
  5. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    My upcoming book, which will be out in about five years from now ;D

    (Sorry, I couldn't help it)
  6. Kevin Morales

    Kevin Morales Member

    I read No Time Outs a few months ago. I really liked it. Other than that, I'm not sure.

    You might just want to keep reading No Time Outs over and over. :p
  7. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    No Cheering in the Press Box by Jerome Holtzman, an oral history of pre-war giants, like John Kieran, Paul Gallico, Dan Daniel, etc. Essential reading.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I think when he stated "modern," he meant "contemporary."
    Not "Modern Civilization."
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    That was a great read, casty. I also loved Callahan's The Bases Were Loaded (And So Was I).
  10. I second Pond Scum and Vultures. You can find it cheap on amazon and the book focuses on talking to countless reporters about their stories of covering different sports. A classic.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    A few chapters of the Boys of Summer are the best I've ever read about how sportswriters did their jobs in the 1940s and 1950s.
  12. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Also, Kahn's Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game.
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