Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a storyas deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prizeawinning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces Americaas basketball stars. Play Their Hearts Out reveals a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. At the bookas heart are the personal stories of two compelling figures: Joe Keller, an ambitious coach with a master plan to find and promote athe next LeBron, a and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey kid who falls under Kelleras sway and struggles to live up to unrealistic expectations. Complete with a new awhere-are-they-nowa Epilogue by the author, this thoroughly compelling narrative exposes the gritty reality that lies beneath so many dreams of fame and glory. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES ac THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ac KIRKUS REVIEWS Look for the exclusive conversation between George Dohrmann and bestselling author Seth Davis in the back of the book.A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine George Dohrmann. (VIOLET KF.l.l.ER) (i/ark ... His name appeared on message boards at SoCalHoops, a prominent website among hoopniks, and he got his first piece of recruiting mail, a form letter from the University of Miami (Florida). His performance inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Play Their Hearts Out|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2010-10-05|