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    • An Accidental Sportswriter

    • By: Robert Lipsyte
    • Narrated by: Robert Lipsyte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up, Robert Lipsyte was the smart-aleck fat kid, the bully magnet who went to the library instead of the ballpark. As the perpetual outsider, even into adulthood, Lipsyte's alienation from Jock Culture made him a rarity in the press box: the sportswriter who wasn't a sports fan. This feeling of otherness has colored Lipsyte's sports writing for fifty years, much of it spent as a columnist for the New York Times. He didn't follow particular athletes or teams; he wasn't awed by the access afforded by his press pass or his familiarity with the players in the locker room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a sports fan, but...

    • By Kathleen on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $28.51