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by Gary Smith

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Gary Smith
ISBN: 087113814X
ISBN13: 978-0871138149
Language: English
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr; First Edition edition (October 30, 2000)
Pages: 320
Fb2 eBook: 1381 kb
ePub eBook: 1989 kb
Digital formats: lit docx mobi lrf

Beyond the Game book. Smith's writing style made me care about George O’Leary, the ill-famed former Notre Dame football coach who was fired for lying on his resume

Beyond the Game book. Smith's writing style made me care about George O’Leary, the ill-famed former Notre Dame football coach who was fired for lying on his resume. The author's profile brings you up with O’Leary in his Irish Catholic home, then knocks you down with him when news of his embellished résumé first breaks. It lets you peek over O’Leary’s shoulder as he pens his own Re: Smith's "Lying in Wait" (his best, in my opinion).

Gary Smith has always set the standard for great sports writing. This book exemplifies his genius

Gary Smith has always set the standard for great sports writing. This book exemplifies his genius. Doesn't matter which sport he covers,he manages to make the story about the person not the sport. No one turns a word better than Smith. By the time you are finished with the narrative,you will know all there is to know about the subject. It reads like fiction but it's all real life. Wish the book had been longer because I can't get enough of his craft.

Gary Smith in my opinion is the greatest sports feature writer of all time. Beyond the Game is a collection of some of his best work therefore the book has no weaknesses. I carry it with me on assignments (I too am a sports writer) and continue to read it for nothing more than enjoyment and inspiration.

Gary Smith (born October 27, 1953) is an American sportswriter. He is best known for his lengthy human interest stories in Sports Illustrated, where he worked from 1983 to 2013. Smith worked as a sportswriter for the Wilmington News Journal, the Philadelphia Daily News, the New York Daily News, and Inside Sports before joining Sports Illustrated. His writing has also appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, and Esquire.

Gary Smith, a veteran of the sports writing game has brilliantly pieced together this collection of past articles .

Gary Smith, a veteran of the sports writing game has brilliantly pieced together this collection of past articles that have made him the most popular sportswriter in the business. A gift to Sports Illustrated Magazine, Smith goes beyond the game to capture the truth in situations the reader never knew about sports legends as well as sports tragic failures. in college a few years back i was working on a very touchy feature about an athlete, so i called sports illustrated.

Gary Smith’s sportswriting stands among the best journalism being written today.

only a collection of great sportswriting; it is a collection of great writing, period

Beyond the Game is not. only a collection of great sportswriting; it is a collection of great writing, period.

In the tradition of John McPhee and David Halberstam, this collection from one of the most accomplished sports journalists working today captures the spirit of the game and the humanity of its athletes.

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Offers the sports journalist's essays and stories on everything from high school football to the man who almost succeeded Yogi Berra as catcher for the Yankees.
Comments to eBook Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith
Vetitc
Radio with Cuba Gooding was the first movie I watched the full credits for to find out the source of the movie/screenplay. Discovering that Gary Smith had written the inspirational story, I had to see more of his writings and was near knocked off my feet. Example: how many people find the boxer Mike Tyson a sympathetic character? After some of his ring antics, how could I? Gary Smith, a senior editor of Sports Illustrated, spent time with him and I began to walk a mile in his shoes. When a writer can do that, make me pause and put on another's shoes, I consider him great. I found the book engaging and mesmerizing. I am not a big sports person, but Smith made me appreciate that world and its people. I have since recommended the book to my high school sports people and got back very good reviews from them. I used it in readalouds. Likewise, good reviews.
Ynneig
Gary Smith is a wonderful long form sports writers, perhaps the best at S.I. since the days of Dan Jenkins and Bud Shrake. I enjoyed revisiting this collection which appeared first in S.I., but I must admit that after a while the stories started to sound alike. Smith always goes for the emotional reversal, the unexpected turn. That's okay when you are reading him four times a year, but back to back to back in a volume on a nightly basis takes a little of the luster off. Even in writing that, I feel a little picky and too hard on such a talent. These are first-rate and are light years ahead of much of the current sports writing.
Awene
Gary Smith has always set the standard for great sports writing.This book exemplifies his genius.Doesn't matter which sport he covers,he manages to make the story about the person not the sport.No one turns a word better than Smith.By the time you are finished with the narrative,you will know all there is to know about the subject at hand.It reads like fiction but it's all real life.Wish the book had been longer because I can't get enough of his craft.Superb !!!
Drelahuginn
Gary Smith has a unique gift of insight and a way with words that can make anyone, sports fan or not, interested in his topics he chooses. Although this book has been out for many years, it's still a compelling collection of personality profiles. Highly recommended.
Doukree
I originally bought the book because I heard that the movie Radio was based off of a true story. i thought the movie was cute and when I did research, this book came up and I love to read. It was a very awesome and inspirational story.
Androlhala
Mr. Gary Smith in my opinion is the greatest sports feature writer of all time. Beyond the Game is a collection of some of his best work therefore the book has no weaknesses. I carry it with me on assignments (I too am a sports writer) and continue to read it for nothing more than enjoyment and inspiration.
MilsoN
Heard about Gary Smith through Chick Klosterman. This book has an awesome collection of his best articles. He writes in a fluid manner with relevant details.
Well written and interesting to read.
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