A woman from an oppressive Pakistani tribal region, where women playing sports is forbidden, discusses how she passed as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights, as well as the subject of a forthcoming 2016 documentary. Reading-group guide available. 40,000 first printing.
An NBA sports star and cultural icon discusses his catastrophic spinal collapse in 2007, the excruciating pain he suffered and his slow recovery, as well as his childhood, sports career, and the political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.
A successful offensive lineman who secretly hates football and its politics shares riotous behind-the-scenes observations about life in the NFL to expose its bizarre realities, customs and prejudices.
The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners, or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia.
The author of Sonic Boom documents how broadcasting misjudgments during the infamous 1968 "Heidi Bowl" competition reflected key issues in football's growing "venal culture" of bullying, misogyny, financial misconduct and racial inequality in a cultural report that makes recommendations for strategic reform.
The award-winning, nonagenarian New Yorker writer and editor presents a selection of essays, letters, light verse, book reviews and other pieces culled from the 10th decade of his vibrant life, including the acclaimed title work, in which he surveys the limits and discoveries of great and abundant age.
Tracking the Cincinnati Reds through five years of cultural change, starting with the trades of decorated veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr., an author, sportswriter and eternal fan of the game identifies the performance-enhancing qualities that together comprise the "communicable competitiveness" that he calls "teamship."
The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy
The author explores the dramatic events of the 1983 four-game series between the Yankees and the Royals, recounting the obscure and overturned rulings and illegal usages that shaped the competition.