Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061708725: Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey

An extraordinary year in the life of acclaimed sportswriter S.L. Price, who determined to see the world by discovering how games are played in places other than the United States. He settled his family in France (where he rode a bike around with Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong), immersed himself in a nuclear-fueled cricket rivalry between Pakistan and India, struggled with Olympic athletes in Greece, and explored the foreign terrain of soccer madness from Manchester to Marseille. Price's great sense of humor recalls moments with American athletes abroad, and memories of times he shared with figures such as Ted Williams and Michael Jordan. All the while, he and his wife and children try to cope with a place that seems to revile Americans of any stature, sporting or otherwise. This memoir will appeal not only to sports fans but to any reader who enjoyed A Year in Provence or Under the Tuscan Sun and, certainly, to the legions of loyal fans of S.L. Price. S.L. Price is an award-winning sportswriter whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, among many publications. He and his family now live in Washington, D.C.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A masterpiece."--"Chicago Tribune""" Price blends an unerring eye for detail and nuance with fresh, crackling prose that gives these insights a startling authenticity." "Boston Globe" "One of the year's five best reads."--"Esquire" "The seasoned reporter behind this memoir is a master of the new journalism developed by Hunter Thompson, Gay Talese and Price's personal paragon, Pete Hamill. Whenever he writes about sports--or about the craft of writing--he hits it over the fence."--"The New York Times" "[Price is] perceptive, open-minded, and intelligent, transcribing Europe with the confident, lofty lyricism of an American sportswriter who has found his voice."--"Publishers Weekly" "This isn't a great sports book. It's a great book."--Bill Littlefield, Host, "Only a Game""" "I'd pay to read a grocery list if Scott Price wrote it."--Sefan Fatsis, NPR sports commentator "A social commentarry of the first order. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal""" ""

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Price, S.L.
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY85D00B7U0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.81
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

S L Price
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Harper Perennia.. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Year in Provence . . . in sweats Some people would consider writing for Sports Illustrated a dream job. Others fantasize about living idyllically in the South of France. S. L. Price got to do both. Assigned by Sports Illustrated to cover sports in Europe, Price relocated his family to a small hamlet in Provence, and then set out to uncover the soul of world athletic competition. In an attempt to comprehend the planet s most intense and bloody sports, he immersed himself in the cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan. He spent time with Lance Armstrong as the cyclist fended off rumors of performance-enhancing drugs. He argued politics with Olympic athletes in Athens, covered Austria s beer-drenched version of the Super Bowl, and caught basketball fever in Belgrade--as he, his wife, and children tried to adjust to life in a Europe convulsed by terrorism, anti-Americanism, and George Bush s war in Iraq. Far Afield is an extraordinary memoir of growth, family, and games people play worldwide. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061708725

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

S L Price
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Harper Perennia.. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Year in Provence . . . in sweats Some people would consider writing for Sports Illustrated a dream job. Others fantasize about living idyllically in the South of France. S. L. Price got to do both. Assigned by Sports Illustrated to cover sports in Europe, Price relocated his family to a small hamlet in Provence, and then set out to uncover the soul of world athletic competition. In an attempt to comprehend the planet s most intense and bloody sports, he immersed himself in the cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan. He spent time with Lance Armstrong as the cyclist fended off rumors of performance-enhancing drugs. He argued politics with Olympic athletes in Athens, covered Austria s beer-drenched version of the Super Bowl, and caught basketball fever in Belgrade--as he, his wife, and children tried to adjust to life in a Europe convulsed by terrorism, anti-Americanism, and George Bush s war in Iraq. Far Afield is an extraordinary memoir of growth, family, and games people play worldwide. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061708725

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Price, S. L.
Published by PERENNIAL (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PERENNIAL, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061708725

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Price, S.L.
Published by Harper Perennial (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061708720

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.41
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Price, S. L.
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00279834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Price, S.L.
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Movie Mars
(Matthews, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061708720 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4694480

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Price, S.L.
Published by Harper Perennial (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780061708725

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Price, S.L.
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061708720. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061708720ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

S L Price
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0061708720 ISBN 13: 9780061708725
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey, S L Price, A Year in Provence . . . in sweatsSome people would consider writing for Sports Illustrated a dream job. Others fantasize about living idyllically in the South of France. S. L. Price got to do both. Assigned by Sports Illustrated to cover sports in Europe, Price relocated his family to a small hamlet in Provence, and then set out to uncover the soul of world athletic competition. In an attempt to comprehend the planet's most intense and bloody sports, he immersed himself in the cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan. He spent time with Lance Armstrong as the cyclist fended off rumors of performance-enhancing drugs. He argued politics with Olympic athletes in Athens, covered Austria's beer-drenched version of the Super Bowl, and caught basketball fever in Belgrade--as he, his wife, and children tried to adjust to life in a Europe convulsed by terrorism, anti-Americanism, and George Bush's war in Iraq. Far Afield is an extraordinary memoir of growth, family, and games people play worldwide. Bookseller Inventory # B9780061708725

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book