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Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics by Dan Shaughnessy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982169978
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Published: Scribner - November 16th, 2021

In a world before the ultra-hype and glitz and mega-salaries of the modern NBA took over, there dwelled a now nearly unimaginable world where the press traveled with teams they covered. Shaughnessy's first hand experiences not only covering but also interacting with the storied Celtics team of the mid-1980s make for a story that is chock- full of golden moments from his daily coverage of that incredible team and, most significantly, its leader, the once-in-a-lifetime talent and competitor, Larry Bird. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


The Big East: Inside the Most Entertaining and Influential Conference in College Basketball History by Dana O'Neil - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593237939
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 9th, 2021

Slam-dunk account of college basketball's brassiest, baddest conference. O'Neil's resurrection of the backroom deals, pressures, and determination to get the league on its feet and land on top is as engaging as her evocation of the volatile coaches and players that brought thrill and heartbreak to the court. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


MOX by Jon Moxley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781637580387
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Published: Permuted Press - November 2nd, 2021

Raw, unfiltered, and rough around the edges, just like the man himself. Jon Moxley was once WWE champion Dean Ambrose, but those days are dead and gone. Moxley has struck out on his own into the dark world of independent professional wrestling, and takes the reader along for the ride, thumbtacks and all. A Hunter S. Thompson-esque carnival of drugs, sex, and rock n roll. A unique entry into the pantheon of wrestling memoirs, told through journal-like, stream of consciousness. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


New England's Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region's Unique Natural Areas by Tom Wessels - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781643260099
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Published: Timber Press - September 14th, 2021

A fascinating guide to the natural wonders of the region. Easily accessible and easily traversed hikes. Wessels' "Forensic Natural History" uncovers the stories of how these places came to be. Bogs and dunes and mountains and forests. Possibly the coolest hiking guide I've ever seen. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


50 Hikes with Kids New England by Wendy Gorton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781643260013
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Published: Timber Press - August 31st, 2021

With scavenger hunts, attractions of note, snack suggestions, and all hikes under 5 miles, this book will inspire you to get out with the whole family into nature and find some real special places in the region. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Jenny Jurek - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316433808
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 9th, 2019

World champion utramarathoner Scott Jurek had either hit a wall mentally or was having a mid-life crisis when his wife challenged him to either retire from the sport he dominated or get back in the game with everything he had. He responded in true Jurek fashion by deciding to set the record for the fastest known time running/hiking the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. This is far more than a physical challenge. Jurek also pushes himself (and is pushed) mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Scott and his wife Jenny tell of the trials, pain, anguish and ultimately joy they experienced as they worked as a team to complete the trip from Georgia to Maine. Truly inspiring. ~ Reviewed by Allen Boulet


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