Mar 21, 2014 — In honor of the NCAA tournament and the official start of spring, Lev Grossman recommends the timeless The Canterbury Tales, while Tim Lane looks to the sports bio, Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich.
Mar 8, 2012 — Sports writer Mark Titus opens up about his experiences as a walk-on for Ohio State's basketball team. His new memoir, Don't Put Me In, Coach, is an irreverent, behind-the-scenes look at life in a top NCAA basketball program.
Jul 20, 2011 — The best sports writing drags readers out of their armchairs and onto the field. Here are five books that do just that — with a few detours into the locker room along the way.
Sep 29, 2010 — In fiction, Dominick Dunne's posthumous novel skewers the Manhattan elite he covered for Vanity Fair, while Wicked author Gregory Maguire reimagines "The Little Match Girl." In nonfiction, Ron Paul argues we should End the Fed, while a historian shows how Homer's view of war still rings true.
Jun 14, 2010 — Lucille O'Neal, mom to NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal, has seen her fair share of challenges. A teen when she had Shaquille, she struggled to raise him and his siblings. Now her son is a world renowned sports star and she's looking back at the role she played in helping Shaq become Shaq. O'Neal, a mother of four, is proud of her famous son, but wants people to know she's a woman with her own story as well. O'Neal shares some of her enduring wisdom, which she has memorialized in her new book, "Walk Like you have Somewhere to Go."
May 7, 2010 — This week, basketball star LeBron James won his second MVP trophy in a landslide vote, but he's been a star since he was a teenager. Now 25, James looked back on his youth in the memoir Shooting Stars, which he co-wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger.
Nov 3, 2009 — In the 1980s, the "golden era" of the NBA, basketball superstars Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson had an intense rivalry that elevated the entire league. But after years of hating each other, they developed a close friendship, chronicled in a new book, When The Game Was Ours.
Sep 9, 2009 — Basketball player LeBron James has been a star since he was a teenager. Now 24, James looks back on his youth in the memoir Shooting Stars, which he co-wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger.
Mar 10, 2009 — Best selling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another tale of forbidden romance, secrets and lies. Harris talks about his new book, Basketball Jones, which depicts and athlete coming to grips with his sexuality, and explains what drives his successful career.
Apr 30, 2008 — Basketball star and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie took time off to have a baby. Now, she's got a revealing new book that takes us from her childhood to the present day. She talks with Farai Chideya about her new memoir, which delves into her personal triumphs on and off the court.