The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan
Introduced and selected by Alex Belth
For decades, Pat Jordan has been one of the best sports writers in America. This engrossing book compiles twenty-six features from throughout his career, among them his most famous magazine pieces and a small selection of previously unpublished gems. Included is an exciting selection of Jordan's profiles of sports legends such as Wilt Chamberlain, Tom Seaver, Greg Louganis, Venus and Serena Williams, as well as an extraordinary sampling of the pieces with which Jordan made his name: those about athletes who are obscure, unsuccessful, or have fallen from grace.
“[Jordan's] appreciative of authenticity and unimpressed by celebrity or notoriety. He's a good listener determined to discover the story and present it with energy and wit. The proof of his success is that the pieces in this collection have held up over the years.”
—Bill Littlefield, Boston Globe
Pat Jordan is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and has published innumerable articles on sports and other subjects in The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere. He is author of a number of nonfiction books, including the acclaimed memoir A False Spring. Jordan lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Hardcover / $27.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-339-6 / 480 pages / Sports