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My Losing Season The Point Guard"s Way to Knowledge by Pat Conroy

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Published by Random House Audio .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Charleston,
  • Novelists, American,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • South Carolina,
  • Abridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Literary,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • College sports,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Sports - Basketball,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • 20th century,
  • Basketball players,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJay O. Sanders (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7850186M
ISBN 100553714082
ISBN 109780553714081
OCLC/WorldCa50767362

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"My Losing Season" is a powerful book that uses the author's losing basketball season at The Citadel to explore whether one learns more from winning or from losing. From the opening line, "I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one," to the end, Conroy has a gift for memorable, descriptive writing/5().   Pat Conroy (–) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini/5(73). Free download or read online My Losing Season: A Memoir pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1st , and was written by Pat Conroy. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5. In the sports memoir My Losing Season (), American novelist Pat Conroy recounts his journey as a basketball player for a second-tier college basketball team in South Carolina. The memoir was Conroy’s first nonfiction work in nearly three decades and received widespread praise for its humor, fast-pacing.

“Haunting, bittersweet, and as compelling as his bestselling fiction, My Losing Season succeeds because Conroy fuses his basketball story with a remarkable portrait of tireless teammates, a fractured family, a nation in transition and a young boy learning the hard way that sometimes losing can be just as rewarding, if not more so, than victory.”. ” ― Pat Conroy, quote from My Losing Season: A Memoir “In sport the mind serves as the acolyte and apprentice of the body. Nothing interferes with the flow of the game more than the athlete who obsesses about his every move on the court. My Losing Season is a memoir by Pat Conroy. It primarily deals with his senior season as the starting point guard on the basketball team of The Citadel in – Conroy describes his tumultuous relationship with his coach, Mel Thompson, as well as the harsh, malevolent, male-dominated society of The Citadel. Pat Conroy tells the story using flashbacks going back to his Author: Pat Conroy.   "My Losing Season" is a powerful book that uses the author's losing basketball season at The Citadel to explore whether one learns more from winning or from losing. From the opening line, "I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one," to the end, Conroy has a gift for memorable, descriptive s:

In his non-fiction book, My Losing Season, he carries the reader back to his Citadel days when he was point guard for the Bulldogs basketball team. His team members suffered under a man they called "coach.". His team lost that season, badly. For Cited by: 6. MY LOSING SEASON. "Loss is a fiercer, more uncompromising teacher, coldhearted but clear-eyed in its understanding that life is more dilemma than game, and . The author of overlong novels (Beach Music, , etc.) returns with an overlong memoir of his last season (–67) as an overachieving point guard for the Citadel’s mediocre basketball team (8–17).Conroy can be entertaining and endearingly self-effacing. In this autobiography of a roundballer, he reminds us from the first sentence to the last that he was among the least . About My Losing Season. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail.