In this eBook exclusive essay, Pulitzer Prizeawinning sports journalist George Dohrmann follows a father and son separated by prison barsabut bonded by their pursuit of basketball glory. The dream of playing big-time basketball never came true for Bruce Nelson, so he passed it on to his son Roberto. His every waking moment as a father was devoted to securing Roberto a Division I scholarship. Oftentimes he worried that his sonas lack of competitive fire might put that dream in jeopardyawhen in fact it was Bruceas own actions that would do so. When Bruce is forced to monitor Robertoas progress from behind penitentiary walls, his influence recedesaand so too does Robertoas commitment to the aspirations they once shared. In a story that combines deep insight into family relationships with the deft storytelling that distinguished his award-winning Play Their Hearts Out, George Dohrmann follows Roberto as he addresses his lifeas most difficult decisions in the absence of his best friend and most constant companion. In doing so, Dohrmann sheds new light on the larger story of basketball dreams and the pressures they place on young athletes. Includes an excerpt from George Dohrmannas Play Their Hearts Out, winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting and the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports. Praise for Play Their Hearts Out aOften heartbreaking, always riveting.aaThe New York Times Book Review aTremendous.aaThe Plain Dealer aIndispensable.aaThe Wall Street Journal aA tour de force of reporting, filled with deft storytelling and vivid character studies.aaThe Washington Post aOne of the finest sports books of all time.aaHarperas Magazine aAmazing stuff . . . the Friday Night Lights of youth basketball.aaLeigh Montville, author of The Big Bam aA landmark achievement in basketball journalism.aaKirkus Reviews (starred review) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES ac THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ac KIRKUS REVIEWSIn this eBook exclusive essay, Pulitzer Prizeawinning sports journalist George Dohrmann follows a father and son separated by prison barsabut bonded by their pursuit of basketball glory.
|Title||:||Hand-Me-Down Dream (Essay)|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2012-02-07|