For generations, fathers and sons have used the language of sports to work out their differences and express their love for each other. Fathers & Sons & Sports presents a powerful lineup of real-world stories about fathers and sons playing one-on-one in the game of life, written by such great sportswriters and authors as
Henry Aaron, as told to Cal Fussman • Michael J. Agovino • Buzz Bissinger • Jeff Bradley • John Ed Bradley • James Brown • Darcy Frey • Tom Friend • Bill Geist • Mike Golic • Donald Hall • Paul Hoffman • Mark Kriegel • Norman Maclean • John Buffalo Mailer • Ron Reagan • Peter Richmond • Jeremy Schaap • Lew Schneider • Dan Shaughnessy • Paul Solotaroff • John Jeremiah Sullivan • Wright Thompson • Steve Wulf
The unforgettable accounts here include the stories of a professional football player passing on his father’s secrets to his own sons, a severely disabled boy discovering joy on a surfboard, a wealthy NFL player taking his coddled children back to the mean streets that made him, and a major league manager who must face the hard fact that nothing, not even unconditional love, can save his son.
Anyone who has ever been a father or a son will see himself in these moving snapshots of family life at its most emotional. Whether the stories take place on a diamond, a court, a gridiron, a fairway, or a chessboard, they’re all about the same subject: fatherhood, one of the world’s most intriguing sports.
About the Author
BUZZ BISSINGER is the author of "Friday Night Lights", a classic about the obsession for football in Odessa, Texas. Formerly a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" and "Philadelphia Inquirer", he has won the Pulitzer Prize and the Livingston Award, among other honors. He is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair".
John Ed Bradley is the author of several highly praised novels and a memoir, "It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium." A former reporter for "The" "Washington Post, " he has also written for "Esquire, Sports Illustrated, GQ, "and" Play "magazines. He lives with his wife and daughter in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Bill Geist wrote the "About New York" column for "The New York Times" before moving to CBS, where he is a regular commentator for "Sunday Morning" and "The CBS Evening News." He has written several books, including the best-selling "Little League Confidential."