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Glory Days free pdf Bill Reynolds built his youth around sports. As a boy in a blue-collar Rhode Island town, he spent his hours shooting hoops and dreaming of stardom. He became a high school basketball star, a big kid with a good outside jumper, and parlayed that into a scholarship to Brown University, where he started on the varsity team.

But soon enough, the game arrived when he suddenly realized, this was it: He would never go to the pros, his basketball life was coming to an end. From this moment on he had to learn a different relationship with sports -- and to begin the life he had deferred to his dreams of glory.

Glory Days is a book for the men who still tell tales of their high school prowess, play weekend sports with diehard abandon, and passionately root for the athletes who have made it big. It is also a book for the women who wonder why so many men can't talk about anything else. Mingling memoir with more general insights, Bill Reynolds discovers in sports a common language that men use to reveal and to protect themselves.

Glory Days is a warm, touching, perceptive depiction of America's obsession with games and youth, written with the same poignancy and humor as the author's Fall River Dreams



"Eloquent...it should be required reading for all basketball junkies and the people who love them....A terrific voice."
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

"[A] thoughtful memoir."
DALLAS MORNING NEWS

"[An] eloquent testimony....[Reynolds] sees through the scam: Sports is not life, but it almost is."
COLUMBUS DISPATCH

"A bang-up job by Reynolds. For all the failed Little Leaguers and average high-school and college jocks this is 'the real story of sports in America.'"
KIRKUS REVIEWS

"A wonderful book."
THE CHATTANOOGA TIMES


Jacket design by Robert Santora
Jacket photo by Henry Horenstein

About Reynolds, Bill

Bill Reynolds is a sports columnist for the "Providence Journal-Bulletin" and the author of several previous books, including "Fall River Dreams "and "Success Is a Choice," with Rick Pitino. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Author : Reynolds, Bill
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Data Published : 23 August 2002
ISBN : 0312207174
EAN : 9780312207175
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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