MixedLibrary JournalWhile it is helpful to get an outside perspective, it is obvious that Williams’s voice is missing from the book, especially to counter Marzorati’s often critical tone. This is particularly apparent in discussions her off-the-court pursuits or her use of social media. Tennis fans, especially, will be interested in the author’s conversations with different professionals and coaches about the intricate details of Williams’s game. The level of this analysis is quite impressive; the depth of detail may be too much for a casual observer of the sport ... At times, Mazorati’s critical tone takes away from the reading experience.
PositiveLibrary JournalIn a market saturated with baseball books, Law\'s stands out by exploring key decisions in the game ... Highly recommended for serious followers of baseball and readers interested in how statistical analysis and trends can be applied in any sport.
PositiveLibrary JournalWhile a number of books have been written about Yogi Berra (1925–2015), none are as comprehensive as this in-depth account by sportswriter Pessah. Featuring firsthand interviews with those who knew Berra well, supported by research from secondary sources, the book sheds insight into baseball history during Berra’s playing career ... Not only does the work focus on Berra’s career, it also explains how he became such a legendary figure in the sport. The one possible drawback might be the work’s high level of detail, which may be overwhelming for most casual readers ... A thorough, engaging read for Berra fans of Yankee admirers
Deborah Riley Draper
PositiveLibrary Journal... important ... For a number of the athletes, the authors start by telling their stories beginning in childhood. This can be confusing as the story is told chronologically and jumps from athlete to athlete in a certain part of his or her life and then circles back to an earlier time. The amount of research, however, that went into both projects is impressive, presenting details about how conflicted some athletes were on boycotting the games ... Even though the organization of the book could have been improved, overall it will appeal to readers interested in the history of the Olympics and World War II and might best serve as a companion piece to the documentary.
RaveLibrary JournalBryant showcases why he is one of the most talented writers of this generation in thoughtful essays ... Readers familiar with Bryant’s work will appreciate his in-depth analysis and examination of issues he’s discussed on air ... Highly recommended: Bryant is a masterful writer and a voice of this generation. His passion and analysis on important topics is unparalleled.
RaveLibrary JournalEven though this book is entertaining, Rippon addresses many difficult life experiences ... His stories will interest anyone looking to learn more about the sport, including the amount of training that takes place, especially at an early age. Rippon’s strength is apparent, and it’s easy to see why he is an inspiration to many. From the first line, the writing is conversational and relatable and will engage readers throughout ... Recommended for all readers, especially those familiar with Rippon and who would like to learn more about his life and career. Highly recommended.
RaveLibrary Journal...a powerful work that shows how many different people and organizations failed these women ... While the book is difficult to read at times owing to the details of sexual violence, it may be the most important sports title of the year. Pesta\'s in-depth reporting reveals the entire scope of Nassar\'s history, and the many who enabled his behavior. Highly recommended.