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Far Afield : A Sportswriting Odyssey

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 247 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Perennia
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061708720
  • 9780061708725

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Praise for FAR AFIELD: "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."--New York Times Book Review
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