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Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball
by Dave Fromm
When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasn't that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, he'd been to Prague for a vacation and played a game of pickup basketball there. He was a decent basketball player, though not good enough to make the team at Boston ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 17th 2008 by Skyhorse Publishing
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Dec 04, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Writers, Expats, Anyone who followed basketball in the '80s and '90s
Recommended to Jim by: Zoetrope All-Story
Dave Fromm read an excerpt from Expatriate Games at Vermin on the Mount a few years ago, so all the usual bias disclaimers apply, but this was a fantastic read. Although I enjoy watching sports and following my favorite teams I don't really read a lot of books about sports. (Er, except for the one I'm currently writing.) Ditto coming of age stories. Expatriate Games doesn't really fall into either camp but it would be impossible to describe it without invoking these convenient but overused tags. ...more