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The Top 125 Books of All Time: An Introduction
One of them is not reading them. Having said that, if one is to claim the mantle of a true sports fan, one must not merely be enslaved by the television and, thus, must experience sports through other mediums. Great sports literature is a fine option. It spans time from recent works such as the explosive League of Denial to Depression-era pieces such as Seabiscuit. And, finally, it crisscrosses many sports from baseball classics like Shoeless Joe to soccer memoirs Fever Pitch. This list is by no means all encompassing, though it does attempt to be inclusionary and pinpoint some of the most important pieces of sports literature over the past century. The world of sports must be experienced in person if is to be truly understood.
Pocket Money by Gordon Burn (1986)
Three Unconventional Sports Novels
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Sean Tirman. Category: Entertainment. Everybody loves a good sports story. It probably says a lot that sports are ubiquitous across all forms of media. The raw unadulterated details of all the things not shown on screen can still be found in books.
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. The playing field has long been a vehicle for writers to explore the human experience. From lyrical odes to the glory of the game to explorations of how athletics have intersected with history to insights that have changed sports forever, here are the 20 greatest sports books ever written. With its unblinking look at the side of locker room culture most of us will never see up close, it was critically lauded at the time and has become a non-fiction classic—even though it cost him friends on the diamond. Memoirs by former athletes are almost always dull, self-glorifying, and cliche. But tennis great Andre Agassi threw out the formula for his memoir, in which the Punisher peels back the curtain to show readers the price he paid for his success on the court—an unhappy childhood in which he was groomed for tennis greatness at an early age that gave way to a stressful adulthood which found him unfulfilled by his accomplishments.