Flashing Before My Eyes: 50 Years of Headlines, Deadlines & Punchlines
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Flashing Before My Eyes: 50 Years of Headlines, Deadlines & Punchlines

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Muhammad Ali stretched out on a brown couch, a towel across his waist, while an air conditioner fired cool air across his body. It was a scorching Manila morning, and in thirty minutes Ali would go to war with Joe Frazier for the third and final time. Ali yawned and stared at the ceiling of his dressing room. "Just another day's work," he said. "Just gotta go beat on anoth...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published January 9th 2001 by William Morrow
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Stephen
Dick Schapp knew almost everyone and those he didn't know probably knew him. His autobiography, while short on personal insights, is fascinating journey through the career of a journalist and writer who was the Isaac Asimov of "as told to" books. If there was ever someone who should be on your short list for "stuck on a desert island with nothing but conversation to fill your time" it should be Dick Schaap. The world is a poorer place without him and his erudite and accessible stle of revealing...more
TheLongWait
Yes...Dick Schaap knew everyone. But its his integrity that bleeds from every page. Dick often gets overlooked when discussion about "new journalists" comes up. And true his work was not as flashy as Thompson, nor as driven as Breslin, nor as deep as Capote. But he was there putting pen to page in ways that no doubt made the others envious.
Yofish
Dick Schaap knew *everyone*. And isn't afraid of name-dropping. Lots and lots of good stories here. Might have been better in print; he reads it himself, leaving room for rim-shots.
Joe
A really interesting and honest memoir from someone who lived a truly interesting life.
Scott
Miss and love Dick Schaap.
Tom Delise
I miss Dick Schaap.
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