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Best Books of 2013 on Sports and Entertainment

  • NONFICTION

    WHITE GIRLS

    NOV. 12, 2013

NONFICTION

WHITE GIRLS

by Hilton Als

Als’ work is so much more than simply writing about being black or gay or smart. It’s about being human. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING

    OCT. 1, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING

by Stanley Crouch

A story rich in musical history and poignant with dramatic irony. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    COLLISION LOW CROSSERS

    NOV. 19, 2013

NONFICTION

COLLISION LOW CROSSERS

by Nicholas Dawidoff

Insightful, immediate sportswriting. Readers will feel every bit of the team’s frustration and elation. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SEARCHERS

    FEB. 19, 2013

HISTORY

THE SEARCHERS

by Glenn Frankel

A thoroughly researched, clearly written account of an obsessive search through the tangled borderland of fact and fiction,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    I DREAMED I WAS A VERY CLEAN TRAMP

    MARCH 12, 2013

  • NONFICTION

    JOHNNY CASH

    OCT. 29, 2013

NONFICTION

JOHNNY CASH

by Robert Hilburn

The personal knowledge aided by extensive archival research and always compelling, accessible writing make this an... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOTHOUSE

    AUG. 6, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOTHOUSE

by Boris Kachka

A smart, savvy portrait of arguably the country’s most important publisher. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    GOOD PROSE

    JAN. 8, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

GOOD PROSE

by Tracy Kidder ; Richard Todd

Other writing guides have more nuts-and-bolts advice, but few combine the verve and plainspokenness of this book, which... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SOUL FOOD

    AUG. 15, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

SOUL FOOD

by Adrian Miller

An engaging, tradition-rich look at an often overlooked American cuisine—certainly to be of interest to foodies from all... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DUKE

    OCT. 21, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DUKE

by Terry Teachout

Like most Ellington albums, Teachout's in-depth, well-researched, loving study of this American treasure is an instant... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MO' META BLUES

    JUNE 18, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MO' META BLUES

by Ahmir Thompson and Ben Greenman

Fanatics and newcomers to the music will both find plenty of revelation here. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FOSSE

    NOV. 5, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FOSSE

by Sam Wasson

Graceful prose creates a richly detailed and poignant portrait, simultaneously inspiring and depressing. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LOUDER THAN HELL

    MAY 14, 2013

NONFICTION

LOUDER THAN HELL

by Jon Wiederhorn ; Katherine Turman

Even if your metal collection consists of a couple of Kiss cassettes and an AC/DC CD, you’ll find this a killer read. Full review >

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