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Over Time by Frank Deford
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Jun 24, 12

Read from June 03 to 24, 2012

Like those he mentions in a later chapter of his memoir, I am one of those who know Frank Deford mostly from his essays on NPR on Wednesday mornings. I have indeed read some of articles, too, and I have always liked his perceptive and eloquent take on sports. Though he takes Over Time on some awkward tangents as he pieces together reflection on his life, his craft, and the subjects of his writing, this is still a enjoyable book for anyone interested in sports and sports writing in the 20th century. It has its charming moments, some fascinating stories, and a wide range of characters. Deford also has one of the best lines I have read on an "Acknowledgments" page: "I didn't ask my wife for any help at all, which is why we still love one another."

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