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I spent 36 years at Sports Illustrated, leaving in 2016 as the longest-tenured writer on staff. Besides covering basketball at all levels, I filed from the Olympics, soccer’s World Cup, the World Series, every Grand Slam tennis event, and the Tour de France. SI story assignments took me to China, Cuba, and Iran, and dealt with such issues at the intersection of sport and society as race, ethnicity, gender, drugs, the environment, education, youth development, business, armed conflict, and ethics, as well as cultural themes like art, style, food, and the media.
I’m the author or co-author of seven books about basketball. They include Raw Recruits, a New York Times bestseller that examined college
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Alexander Wolff For years I'd nursed the idea of telling the family saga at the heart of ENDPAPERS. But real life interceded--a day job, raising kids. And then, after…moreFor years I'd nursed the idea of telling the family saga at the heart of ENDPAPERS. But real life interceded--a day job, raising kids. And then, after taking a buyout from Sports Illustrated after the 2016 Olympics, my wife and I looked at each other, and we looked at our teenage kids (who after a childhood in small-town Vermont were definitely up for an adventure), and realized we couldn't NOT take the plunge. So we moved to Berlin for a year--and it was like going over the falls. Fortunately I'd been taken notes and gathering string for more than 20 years. (less)
Alexander Wolff Get something down, no matter how ragged, even if it will wind up in the middle of a random paragraph. It can provide the little bit of confidence wit…moreGet something down, no matter how ragged, even if it will wind up in the middle of a random paragraph. It can provide the little bit of confidence with which you get "unblocked." Or: Do more reporting or research. To be blocked is often simply not having something to say. Learn something knew, and it can fire you with inspiration and--voila!--you have something to say.(less)
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ENDPAPERS Shelfies: Ferriday

My cousin Caroline Ferriday, hero of the bestseller Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, has a cameo in ENDPAPERS. So does the eponymous Louisiana town from which our slaveholder ancestors came. I extend thanks to the authors of each of these books, who helped me tell the Caroline part of the larger story.
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“Germans of Jewish descent accounted for an outsize portion of the culture for which the nation would earn renown.”
Alexander Wolff, Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home

“Refugees trying to get out of France might have been trapped in one of Kafka's stories. They needed a "safe conduct" pass to cross territory under Vichy control. They needed a French exit visa, which the collaborationist weren't granting to Jews or anyone likely to be sought by the Gestapo. They needed transit visas for every sovereign waystation between origin and ultimate destination. And of course there was the holy grail, the US entrance visa. To secure any one document seem contingent on 1st having all others in hand.”
Alexander Wolff, Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home

“The reluctance of so many of today's Germans to court pity for their ancestors’ suffering, to invoke the allied bombings and postwar expulsions, is a kind of tacit acknowledgment of how many knew of the Nazi atrocities at the time.”
Alexander Wolff, Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

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