Mike Lupica
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Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday. He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For more than 30 years, Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He also hosted his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. In 1987, Lupica launched "The Sporting Life" column in Esquire magazine. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, including the 2003 Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation. Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run. Dead Air was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery and became a CBS television move, "Money, Power, Murder" to which Lupica contributed the teleplay. Over the years he has been a regular on the CBS Morning News, Good Morning America and The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. On the radio, he has made frequent appearances on Imus in the Morning since the early 1980s. His previous young adult novels, Travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Street, and the summer hit for 2007, Summer Ball, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list. Lupica is also what he describes as a "serial Little League coach," a youth basketball coach, and a soccer coach for his four children, three sons and a daughter. He and his family live in Connecticut.

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    • Travel Team

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Travel team

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Heat

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Paolo Andino
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    A rival accuses Michael of being older than the league limit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heat

    • By bernardo roman on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Batboy

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Lucien Dodge
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    It is every baseball kid’s dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • younger kid

    • By ashley mawalls on 09-22-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Summer Ball

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Danny Gerard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop - especially when your name is Danny Walker....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • QB 1

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Tecosky
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Zachary Carr on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Fast Break

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read this

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Lone Stars

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Clay is a quarterback's dream. When he zips across the field, arms outstretched, waiting for the ball to sail into his hands, there's no denying him the catch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book

    • By Tara Pruitt on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • True Legend

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any basketball lovers.

    • By J Shelman on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Game Changers, Book 1

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    New York Times best-selling author Mike Lupica scores a touchdown with his new middle-grade sports series....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Last Man Out

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Ryan Gesell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moist

    • By Anna on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $24.50

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