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. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life and a crucible for becoming his own man.
With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966 67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.
Praise for My Losing Season
A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written. The Washington Post Book World
A wonderfully rich memoir that you don t have to be a sports fan to love. Houston Chronicle
A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here's ample proof that losers always tell the best stories. Newsweek
In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it. New York Daily News
Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction. Boston Herald
About the Author
Pat Conroy (1945 2016) 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."