One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice.
One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the national football league. This is not a celebrity tell-all of professional sports. "Slow Getting Up" is a survivor's real-time account of playing six seasons (twice as long as the average NFL career) for the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos.
"Running Like a Girl" tells the story of how Alexandra Heminsley gets beyond the brutal part, makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards: not just the obvious things, like weight loss, health, and glowing skin, but self-confidence and immeasurable daily pleasure, along with a new closeness to her father-a marathon runner-and her brother, with whom she ultimately runs her first marathon.
With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, "Forward" is gripping tale of resilience and redemption;and a reminder that heroism is, above all, about embracing life's challenges with fearlessness and heart.
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force and darling in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.
In this thrilling comeback story, legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa reveals the behind-the-scenes deatils of how he led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2011 World Series victory, miraculously overcoming numerous injuries, mishaps, and other roadblocks.
Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir. "The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld" is a multifaceted and enduring modern odyssey from a memorable and whip-smart new literary voice.
A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer. "Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa.
From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, perhaps the most scrutinized team in all of sports. In those eight years, the Red Sox were transformed from a cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history, only to fall back to last place as soon as Francona was gone.
A bold, no-holds-barred memoir from one of the most dominant and dynamic pitchers to ever play the game. Bold, outspoken, intimate in its details, and grand in ego and ambition, this new memoir by one of baseball's most enigmatic figures will entertain and inspire generations of fans to come.
A powerful and lively work of immersive journalism, Brin-Jonathan Butler's story of his time chasing the American dream through Cuba. In the tradition of Michael Lewis and John Jeremiah Sullivan, Butler is a keen and humane storyteller, and the perfect guide for this riotous tour through the streets of Havana.
A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket. These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina's father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina's beautiful memoir about his father, who through baseball taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success.