Is Ken Dryden’s THE GAME the best sports book of all time. What do you think?
The fall book launch season is upon us and many new sports books will be on the shelves for holiday shoppers. What is your favorite book of all time about or inspired by sports, and why? Use the comment section to put forward up to 5 from your list. For each book, give at least one sentence explaining why.
Here are my Top 5 sports books
The Game, by Ken Dryden
An original re-telling of one of the Montreal Canadiens’ great seasons, it is perhaps the finest mix of sports analysis and anecdotes that I have read.
King of the World, by David Remnick
Book reveals depth and importance of Muhammad Ali – easily the most interesting and intriguing athlete of my lifetime.
Into Thin Air, by John Krakauer
Never thought mountaineering would make my list, but this book is gripping and underscores the importance of preparation.
Ball Four, by Jim Bouton
Made me laugh and opened my teenaged eyes wide.
Orr on Ice ,by Bobby Orr and Dick Grace
First book I ever read, and at age 6, I was mesmerized by the photos of my favorite hockey defenseman of all time.