The Jim Murray Reader

The Jim Murray Reader Jim Murray the dean of American sportswriters entertained readers with writing that is so good and so funny that even people who don t like sports read him The Jim Murray Reader gathers some of Murr

  • Title: The Jim Murray Reader
  • Author: Jim Murray Vin Scully
  • ISBN: 9780803283268
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jim Murray, the dean of American sportswriters, entertained readers with writing that is so good and so funny that even people who don t like sports read him The Jim Murray Reader gathers some of Murray s best columns from the height of his career and showcases the wit and the style that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 His inexhaustible talent and limitless range are onJim Murray, the dean of American sportswriters, entertained readers with writing that is so good and so funny that even people who don t like sports read him The Jim Murray Reader gathers some of Murray s best columns from the height of his career and showcases the wit and the style that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 His inexhaustible talent and limitless range are on full display here from the perplexities of tennis scoring a game in which love counts for nothing, deuces are wild, and the scoring system was invented by Lewis Carroll and baseball rules The infield fly rule is about as simple as calligraphy It might as well be a Japanese naval code to Murray s Laws The way to make a line move faster is to join the other one and many of his colorful profiles Richard Petty has climbed in windows than 50 car thieves He wasn t born, he was assembled and modified His striking images, evocative prose, and hyperbolic one liners have made Murray one of the most quotable and most celebrated sports columnists of the twentieth century.

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    1. For decades, Jim Murray was considered the best sports writer in the United States. I grew up reading him in the LA Times. Every column was a wonderful adventure in the possibilities of the English language with the added interest of being about sports teams that I followed. I realize now, that I took him for granted. After many years without reading him, I decided to purchase this book and rediscover the old magic. I was not disappointed. That is to say, the only disappointment is that the numb [...]

    2. I have several of Jim Murray's books and biographies in my collection. This collection includes his columns from the 1970s and early 80s. If you are looking for his earlier works, look for the Best of Jim Murray, and if you are looking for his later works, look for Last of the Best. Perhaps because I am too young to be very familiar with the topics of his 70s columns, I didn't like this book as much as I did the Last of the Best.

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