The best of Plimpton

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Plimpton, George -- Anecdotes., Journalism -- United States -- Anecd
StatementGeorge Plimpton.
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Paginationxi,386p.
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ISBN 100671717537
OCLC/WorldCa31411574

The Best of Plimpton collects for the first time the work of a distinguished thirty-five-year career. Including profiles, essays, articles, and such classic inventions as "The Amazing Story of Sidd Finch" and "The Snows of Stu" the book is a rich mix from one of America's most talented and unique literary personalities/5(11).

Plimpton describes himself as a participatory journalist, this book os a collection of some of his best writing. Memorable chapters from the book include his efforts as a baseball pitcher, hockey player and a quarterback for the Detroit Lions.4/5(11). "The Best of Plimpton shows the author to be a quietly adroit stylist with the lightest touch since E.B.

White." —Newsweek "The Best of Plimpton shows how much fun life can be." —The Boston Globe "This is a terrific book pure crystal unblemished perfection." —The Los Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

George Plimpton has books on Goodreads with ratings. George Plimpton’s most popular book is Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback.

George Plimpton, an accomplished writer and a fine raconteur, has gathered in this book all of his writings that he considered to be his best and each story is superb. His recounting of taking Marianne Moore to the baseball game is one of the most finely-crafted portraits of both Moore and Plimpton that I have had the pleasure of reading/5(3).

George Plimpton, an accomplished writer and a fine raconteur, has gathered in this book all of his writings that he considered to be his best and each story is superb.

His recounting of taking Marianne Moore to the baseball game is one of the most finely-crafted portraits of both Moore and Plimpton that I have had the pleasure of reading/5(11). Plimpton’s greatest book examines the NFL through the eyes and lives of linemen on different sides of the ball, Alex Karras and John Gordy of the Detroit Lions.

Plimpton explores the pleasures Author: Washington Post Staff. The Best of Plimpton collects for the first time the work of a distinguished thirty-five-year career. Including profiles, essays, articles, and such classic inventions as “The Amazing Story of Sidd Finch” and “The Snows of Stu” the book is a rich mix from one of America’s most talented and unique literary personalities.

--The New Yorker "The Best of Plimpton shows the author to be a quietly adroit stylist with the lightest --Newsweek "The Best of Plimpton shows how much fun life can be." --The Boston Globe "This is a terrific book pure crystal unblemished perfection.".

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Free shipping for many products. George Plimpton chronicles his month spent on the PGA tour in The Bogey Man, repackaged and including a foreword by Rick Reilly and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

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George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. 5 out of 5 stars Still great, after all these years. The Best of Plimpton by George Plimpton. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, Hardcover.

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At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket. Editor, essayist, sports writer, adventurer, George Plimpton is best known for taking to the arenas of professional sports and surviving to write about his experience.

This collection of his work includes profiles, essays, articles, and some of his most celebrated pieces. Plimpton’s book became a best seller. And in subsequent paperback editions, Paper Lion received a bit more hype, as the Vantage edition at the top of this story notes: “Over 1, copies in print!” That edition also used the cover tagline: “When a first string writer suits up to take his lumps as a last-string quarterback for the.

Medium Blue cloth, bright silver spine lettering with figure of a leaping lion, and bright silver helmet on front cover. Top edge red. SPORTS.

Probably the most widely read book on American Football. The awkward, uncordinated George Plimpton got the Detroit Lions to agree to let him train with them, and actually enter a game as backup quarterback.

Plimpton, George THE BEST OF PLIMPTON 1st Edition 1st Printing Softcover New York Atlantic Monthly Press Very Good in wrappers. Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC).Seller Rating: % positive. Plimpton's first retrospective collection—and a splendid one it is—35 pieces covering 35 years' worth of witty, elegant essays on sports and celebrities, drawn from Sports Illustrated, New York magazine, and elsewhere.

Plimpton is an Ivy League aristocrat who likes to play the common man. He is perhaps most famous for his ""participatory exercises,"" in which he exchanges his. About this Item: Debevoise & Plimpton, Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. x, p. Includes: illustrations, index.

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