By Jonathan Littman
Crashing Augusta is an interesting choice of 5 unique Playboy tales by means of bestselling writer and nationally identified journalist Jonathan Littman. There’s whatever for each activities fan, with stories of golfing, soccer, baseball, and tune and box. Tiger, Woods, the sprinter Michael Johnson and Barry Bonds are only the various athletes featured in those pages. of the 5 tales are award successful: Mr. Littman is a 2010 winner of the Chicago Headline club’s Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary journalism and a 2009 winner of the hot York Press membership for most sensible activities writing.
The ebook is rare in how generally it covers American specialist activities from clean views. The tales are either topical and written within the lengthy narrative sort made mythical via Playboy. Mr. Littman traveled greatly on project to document and write those actual lifestyles stories: to Augusta Georgia, domestic of the Masters event, North Carolina, Jacksonville Florida, Detroit, l. a., and Waco Texas. within the culture of the overdue George Plimpton and Hunter Thompson the writer dove in headfirst. Mr. Littman ran besides the quickest women and men on the earth, and spent per week with price ticket hustlers on the large Bowl, sporting a bag with 1 / 4 million in money and tickets.
"Crashing Augusta is a show off for Jonathan Littman's skills. so that you can recognize the reality approximately every little thing from steroids in activities to hazing rites that flip lethal and the famed Masters golfing match, Littman bargains it within the so much pleasing and emotionally compelling shape you could find." —Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and bestselling writer of excellent Boss, undesirable Boss.
"Jonathan Littman combines blunt-nosed reporting with an empathy for his topics to create uncommonly intimate snap shots of a few of sport's such a lot interesting worlds, from a behind the scenes stopover at to golf's Masters to the hustlers who rule the large Bowl."
—Michael Walker, writer of the nationwide bestseller Laurel Canyon: the interior tale of Rock and Roll's mythical Neighborhood.
Groundbreaking books, articles and investigative sequence on various matters were the hallmark of Mr. Littman’s profession. His inside of reporting at the BALCO steroids research and Barry Bonds in Playboy and for Yahoo! activities debunked the nationwide press, printed the issues within the government’s anti-steroids crusade and ended in appearances on ESPN, Fox and nationwide radio.
Mr. Littman’s 9 books contain the attractive online game, the Cinderella tale of a girl’s football staff, and The Fugitive online game, the story of the FBI’s so much sought after hacker. His books have earned him profiles within the New Yorker, Time and Newsweek. he's the co-author of The paintings of Innovation and the 10 Faces of Innovation, bestsellers concerning the mythical layout approach company IDEO that experience mixed foreign revenues of part 1000000 copies. He has additionally made greater than 100 appearances on tv and radio on such nationwide indicates as All issues thought of, clean Air, speak of the state, CNN, Fox, ESPN and CNBC.
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