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Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307388407
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

The former world's best tennis player always had a love-hate relationship with the game. Open details Agassi's tennis-obsessed youth, his rapid rise in the rankings, struggles with his image and toupee, battles with Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and other greats, and his final love match with Steffi Graf. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616200695
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - March 15th, 2011

A pre-teen boy collects baseball cards in the late 1970s. Their array of statistics offer stability, their sometimes awkward photos display humanity, and the cards themselves, featuring stars and has-beens, transport Wilker, and the reader, to a nostalgic Field of Dreams. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano - Book Review

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By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017

Shea Serrano is apparently setting up a cottage industry of producing books that speak to 25-35 year olds everywhere. His first book, The Rap Yearbook, was a loving look back on the history of hip-hop. His newest title, Basketball (and other things) is even better.
Presented in a fully illustrated, oversized format, Basketball (and other things) might just be THE perfect basketball book. Each chapter tackles a hypothetical question, that Serrano then sets out to answer. Which Jordan is the BEST Jordan? Which player is remembered for the wrong thing? And perhaps, most importantly, was Kobe Bryant a dork? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Card: Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card by Michael O'Keeffe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780061123931
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Published: It Books - June 17th, 2008

Fantastic narrative non-fiction. Everyone has heard about the famous Honus Wagner T206 card that was once owned by Wayne Gretzky. But that's only a small part of "The Card"s twisting, turning history. It seems that almost nothing is as it seems when it comes down to where this one-of-a-kind specimen actually came from. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey by Sean Avery - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399575754
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 24th, 2017

Notorious NHL bad boy Sean Avery was such a complete jerk on the ice that the NHL had to create new rules just to keep him in check. No pun intended. After retiring from the game, he found he had quite the story to tell, and knowing he'd never be back in the game, decided to tell-all. Ice Capades breaks open the wild life of the NHL in the way that "Ball Four" did for baseball decades ago. A must have for all sports fans! ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's by Jason Turbow - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544303171
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 7th, 2017

The brawling, mustachioed, incredibly talented Oakland A's ruled baseball from 1972 through 1974. Turbow reveals the dynamic personalities of the players, and the outlandish antics of the owner, Charlie O. Finley, an egotistical, skinflint baseball visionary who assembled, then destroyed, a dynasty. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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