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Peter King is an American sportswriter. He wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1989 to 2018, including the weekly multiple-page column Monday Morning Quarterback. He is the author of five books, including Inside the Helmet. He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year three times
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Know My Name
A Memoir
Chanel Miller - Sep 24, 2019
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The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors. She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statemen...
Peter King
Jun 08, 2020
Please save some reading time for my review of “Know My Name” and interview with author Chanel Miller. One of the most impactful books I have read.     source
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The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben - Mar 17, 2020
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In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was f...
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.     source
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The Hot Hand
The Mystery and Science of Streaks
Ben Cohen - Mar 10, 2020
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A brilliant and buoyant investigation into the existence (or not) of streaks, from a rising star at the Wall Street Journal.For decades, statisticians, social scientists, psychologists, and economists (among them Nobel Prize winners) have spent massive amounts of precious time thinking about whether streaks actually exist. After all, a substantial ...
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.     source
The Body
A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson - Oct 14, 2019
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In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself....
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.     source
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Chris Oliver
Ball Four
The Final Pitch
Jim Bouton - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 1970)
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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to ...
Peter King
Jul 11, 2019
RIP Jim Bouton, author of “Ball Four,” the greatest sports book of all time.     source
Tiger Woods
Jeff Benedict - Apr 02, 2019
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The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest).In 2009, Tiger W...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day book 5 “Tiger Woods,” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. If I taught a reporting class, I’d make young students read this. How could our most written-about athlete have so many skeletons, so much we didn't know? Take a bow, Benedict and Keteyian. This book is great.     source
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Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann - Apr 03, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A New York Times Notable Book Named a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate From the #...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day book 3 “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann A spellbinding tale of brazen multiple Native American murders on Osage land in Oklahoma 90-plus years ago. Tremendously researched. I can’t recommend the history and the gripping murder story enough. Read this.     source
Beartown
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartownan instant New York Times bestsellerabout a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroach...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day Book 1: “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman. Terrific, disturbing speed-read about hockey’s grip on a small Swedish town, and how the addiction to the game warps good people. Sports are fun. Sports are not life. Great lessons here. Could not put this book down.     source
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - Jan 12, 2016
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
Peter King
Jul 11, 2016
"When Breath Becomes Air" is one of the best books I've read in years. All best to you, Lucy.     source
Billy Martin
Baseball's Flawed Genius
Bill Pennington - May 03, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal “Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spect...
Peter King
Jun 10, 2015
2 books I love: Without You, There Is No Us, by Suki Kim. Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius, by Bill Pennington.     source
Without You, There Is No Us
Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Suki Kim - Oct 13, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but grad...
Peter King
Jun 10, 2015
2 books I love: Without You, There Is No Us, by Suki Kim. Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius, by Bill Pennington.     source
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