Hey, did you hear the one about the man who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet with some gasoline-soaked rags? Of course you did, it happened to your gym teacher's cousin. Or was it your cousin's gym teacher?
"Fairly bizarre book; parents beware"
Big League City is the fascinating story behind that transformative moment when The Thunder came to Oklahoma City, elevating it to a big league city. David Holt's position as the Mayor's assistant gave him a unique opportunity to observe how a singular series of serendipitous events paired with the stubborn commitment of his sports minded boss, the Mayor, and the remarkably unified effort of a group of perceptive investors, community leaders and city staff brought the dream of NBA basketball to Oklahoma City.
"An instant classic & a must read!"
"Fidel's Farewell", by Alma Guillermoprieto; "Have Gun", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Numbers Guy", by Jim Holt; "Leaving for Kenosha", by Richard Ford; "Amy's Circus", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Breaking Bad", by Nancy Franklin; and "Taking Action", by David Denby.
"Top of the Class" by Dorothy Wickenden; "TV Dinners" by Bill Buford; "A Return" by Ben Bradlee; "Untrung" by Jim Holt; "The Closer" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Power Players" by David Denby.