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Sarah Colby Spain is an American sports reporter. She works as an espnW.com columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional SportsCenter reporter for ESPN.
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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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Follow Joe McGinniss as he travels to a remote Italian village to cover a minor league soccer team's unlikely success. Along the way, he develops a bond with an absurd yet irresistible cast of characters, all while introducing readers to an Italy that no tourist guidebook has ever described. Get ready for a sad, funny, desolating, and inspiring story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Sarah Spain
2023-01-30T16:17:35.000Z
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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STAND
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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Discover an empowering memoir-turned-manual that takes you behind the scenes of one woman's journey to fight for equal opportunity. Former ESPN columnist and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine started small, wondering why women aren't allowed at the Tour de France, but her advocacy sparked a decade-long battle for change. In STAND, Bertine shares her story with honesty, humour, and authenticity, covering personal demons, brain injuries, devastating depression, and benched careers to create a poignant message for everyone: we all have the power to create change.
Sarah Spain
2022-07-29T19:40:04.000Z
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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A poignant memoir about a daughter's complicated relationship with her father, forged on the basketball court. As she grows older, their closeness fades until a devastating diagnosis brings them back together for a final act of love. A heartfelt tribute to the power of sport and family bonds.
Sarah Spain
2021-08-07T17:33:10.000Z
@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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"Empowering Photos of Female Soccer Players: A stunning collection of black-and-white and color images showcasing girls and women from different ages and skill levels, including members of the 2019 World Cup-winning team. This book features inspiring quotes and lessons derived from the beautiful game, presented by the New York Times bestselling author of The Heart of a Boy and Strong Is the New Pretty."
Sarah Spain
2020-08-21T21:38:36.000Z
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 - 2019-08-06
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This collection of essays by a New Yorker writer explores the era of the self, malleable truth, feminism, and politics. From the rise of the internet to the writer's own experiences with ecstasy and engagement with our culture's drive towards self-optimization, the essays are a fierce, clear, and humorous look at our current landscape. With a rare gift for elucidating nuance and complexity, this debut collection announces the author as an important voice for many years to come.
Sarah Spain
2019-10-16T13:08:37.000Z
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