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Sarah Colby Spain is an American sports reporter. She works as an columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional SportsCenter reporter for ESPN.
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The Miracle of Castel di Sangro book cover
The Miracle of Castel di Sangro
A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy
Joe McGinniss - 2000-06-06 (first published in 1999)
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Master storyteller Joe McGinniss travels to Italy to cover the unlikely success of a ragtag minor league soccer team--and delivers a brilliant and utterly unforgettable story of life in an off-the-beaten-track Italian village.When Joe McGinniss sets out for the remote Italian village of Castel di Sangro one summer, he merely intends to spend a seas...
Sarah Spain
Great book! Highly recommend. At times an infuriating narrator, but a pretty unbelievable (true!) story and a fascinating look at soccer (il calcio) in Italy. Good looking out, @brendanhunting 🙌🏻      source
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A memoir on activism. A manual for progress. What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change. (Bertine Series (New Shelf Press) Book 3)
Kathryn Bertine - 2021-02-01
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What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change? For Bertine, former ESPN columnist and professional cyclist, activism wasn't even on her radar in 2008. She was busy trying to get to the Beijing Olympic Games. When her ESPN assignment ended, advocacy took hold. Why aren't women allowed at the Tour de France? she wondered. In 2009, wo...
Sarah Spain
Fun thing I learned in @KathrynBertine’s great book, “Stand”: There’s a van - The “Broomwagon” - in pro cycling that “sweeps” away riders who won’t finish the race in allowed time. The racing equivalent of The Sandman/Executioner of Apollo Amateur Night fame! (Deep cut, kids)      source
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All the Colors Came Out
A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons
Kate Fagan - 2021-05-18
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Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court. But as Kate got older, her love of the sport and her closeness with her father grew complicated. The formerly inseparable pair drifted apart. The lessons that her father instilled in her about the game, and all her memories of sharing the court with him over the years, wer...
Sarah Spain
@AmberAwx @AroundtheHorn Such a great book. Heartbreaking but so moving.      source
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Play Like a Girl
Life Lessons from the Soccer Field
Kate T. Parker - 2020-08-18
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A collection of black-and-white and color images of girls’ and women soccer players, across a broad spectrum of age and skill from those just learning to kick a ball to the athletes who represented the United States on the 2019 World Cup championship team—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Heart of a Boy and Strong Is the New Pretty....
Sarah Spain
PARENTS/TEACHERS/COACHES: Two great books to put on your radar for the baller young female athletes in your lives... Second, the latest from the amazing @ktparkerphoto (author of Strong Is The New Pretty) - “Play Like A Girl.” Fantastic lessons & pics!      source
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Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino - 2019-08-08
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From one of the brightest young chroniclers of US culture comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politicsWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent...
Sarah Spain
Jet lag got me this am & I re-read the first essay of Jia Tolentino’s book, Trick Mirror. It’s an incredibly honest & insightful look at our relationship w/ the internet. Read the book in full, but for now, the essay is here (click book image & scroll):      source