There's always this year : : on basketball and ascension

Title There's always this year : : on basketball and ascension
Names Abdurraqib, Hanif.
Book Number DB120391
Title Status In Process
Narrator Abdurraqib, Hanif.
Language English
Annotation "A poignant, personal reflection on basketball, life, and home--from the author of the National Book Award finalist A Little Devil in America "Mesmerizing . . . not only the most original sports book I've ever read but one of the most moving books I've ever read, period."--Steve James, director of Hoop DreamsGrowing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the 1990s, Hanif Abdurraqib witnessed a golden era of basketball, one in which legends like LeBron James were forged and countless others weren't. His lifelong love of the game leads Abdurraqib into a lyrical, historical, and emotionally rich exploration of what it means to make it, who we think deserves success, the tension between excellence and expectation, and the very notion of role models, all of which he expertly weaves together with intimate, personal storytelling. "Here is where I would like to tell you about the form on my father's jump shot," Abdurraqib writes. "The truth, though, is that I saw my father shoot a basketball only one time." There's Always This Year is a triumph, brimming with joy, pain, solidarity, comfort, outrage, and hope. No matter the subject of his keen focus--whether it's basketball, or music, or performance--Hanif Abdurraqib's exquisite writing is always poetry, always profound, and always a clarion call to radically reimagine how we think about our culture, our country, and ourselves."-- OCLC. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Nonfiction
Sports - SPT
Biography - BIO
Recreation - Athletic sports & games - 796
Sports, Recreation, Hobbies, Movies, etc - 790
LC Subject Autobiographies
Basketball - Ohio - History
Basketball fans - Ohio
Ohio - History
Call Number 796.32309771 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: [New York] : Penguin Random House, 2024. 9780593821893.
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