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An Accidental Sportswriter by Robert Lipsyte
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Jun 09, 11

bookshelves: memoir, sports
Read in June, 2011

A fascinating look at a self proclaimed non-fan's look at his life as a sports journalist.
Lipsyte got a job as a NY Times copyboy in the sports department and turned it into a full time job as a sportswriter. As an outsider, his look at sports is different than sportswriters who are also fans (at least in his own mind).
The best parts of the book were about non-big time sports. The story of Chief Oren Lyon was fascinating. I also was taken by Gerard Papa and the Flames basketball story.
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