What books should every aspiring sportswriter read?
Three months ago we talked about what movies every aspiring sportswriter should watch.
At the time, I promised another post about the books every aspiring sportswriter should have on his or her shelf. And then I forgot about it.
The movie idea was inspired by this post at BestCollegesOnline.com, and now the same site has a post about the 50 best books for journalism students, and what do you know: Inspiration has struck again!
Let’s see if we can come up with a solid list of books that every aspiring sportswriter should read.
I’ll contribute more than one, but for now I’ll just get the ball rolling with what I think is the best sports book ever written, “The Sweet Science,” a collection of mid-20th century New Yorker pieces about the fight game, mostly in New York, by A.J. Liebling, who also appears on the list of best books for journalism students with another classic, “The Press.”
What are your picks?
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Photo: Cushing Library Reading Room, Texas A&M, 1949 / Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0