When Arnold Palmer died last month, the finishing touches were being made for what had long been planned to be his final book.
In “A Life Well Played,” published Tuesday by St. Martin’s Press, Palmer admits he never cared for the nickname “The King,” long bestowed on him by fans, writers and his legions of gallery admirers, “Arnie’s Army.”
In a statement issued by St. Martin’s upon the release of the audiobook version, Palmer said his final book was difficult for several reasons: Continue reading
Sportswriters take center stage in this proudly Trump-free issue of the digest, along with other great reads about sports books, history and culture:
- a novelist, Richard Ford, who wrote a book about a sportswriter that is about so much more;
- a nonagenarian baseball writer, Roger Angell, with a wondrous gift for the language that puts far younger sportswriters to shame;
- a tribute to George Plimpton, and occasional sportswriter;
- a sportswriter who invented a newspaper to write for;
- sportswriters who labored during the golden age of their craft, when baseball was triumphant;
- sportswriters who are gathering for a festival of their own in Australia;
- and an acclaimed sportswriter in his prime, with a fond remembrance of a friend he believes ought to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.