About my losing season new york times bestseller • a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of the prince of tides and the great santini. Loss is a fiercer, more uncompromising teacher, coldhearted but clear-eyed in its understanding that life is more dilemma than game, and more trial than free pass, writes bestselling auth.
In my losing season, conroy takes the reader through his last year playing basketball, as point guard and captain of the citadel bulldogs flashing back constantly to the drama of his coming of age, he presents all the conflict and love that have been at the core of his novels. In my losing season, conroy focuses, in each of the book's four parts, on his final season with the bulldogs it's during this season that he realized he wanted to become a writer (he'd go on to have immense success with the prince of tides and the great santini . My losing season is a memoir by pat conroy it primarily deals with his senior season as the starting point guard on the basketball team of the citadel in 1966-67 conroy describes his tumultuous relationship with his coach, mel thompson , as well as the harsh, malevolent, male-dominated society of the citadel. Find great deals on ebay for my losing season pat conroy shop with confidence.
My losing season is, firstly, about emotional honesty this is the story, he tells us early on, of his senior year playing varsity ball for the military college the citadel, of a mediocre. My losing season (2008-2010)'s profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. My losing season is a powerful book that uses the author's losing 1966-1967basketball season at the citadel to explore whether one learns more from winning or from losing from the opening line, i was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one, to the end, conroy has a gift for memorable, descriptive writing.
My losing season is a sports memoir as honest and heartbreaking as a double overtime loss to a hated rival it is also the only memoir that deals directly with the true story --- step by step, game by game --- of an ncaa division i basketball team that won a mere eight games (out of 25. Pat's college offers pats father early life pats college experience citadel south carolina pats high school life pat got offered by a lot of small colleges for his break out senior year. An intensely personal account of the season of '67 when pat conroy played basketball at the citadel, the military college in charleston, south carolina, my losing season is no ordinary sporting memoir.
My losing season by pat conroy (doubleday, 2002) (this column first appeared in the january 9, 2002 issue of artvoice of buffalo) long time readers of this column may recall my opposition to division 1-a sports at the university at buffalo. Pat conroy (1945-2016) was the author of the boo, the water is wide, the great santini, the lords of discipline, the prince of tides, beach music, the pat conroy cookbook: recipes of my life, my losing season, south of broad, my reading life, and the death of santini.
Freebooknotes found 8 sites with book summaries or analysis of my losing seasonif there is a my losing season sparknotes, shmoop guide, or cliff notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. 27 quotes from my losing season: a memoir: 'do you think that hemingway knew he was a writer at twenty years old no, he did not or fitzgerald, or wolfe. In my losing season, conroy takes listeners through his last year as point guard and captain of the citadel bulldogs he also tells the story of his heartbreaking childhood and of the wonderful series of events that conspired to rescue his spirit.
Chapter 1 before first practice it was on the morning of october 15, 1966, that the final season officially began for a month and a half, my teammates and i had gathered in the field house to. In my losing season pat conroy has written an american classic about young men and the bonds they form, about losing and the lessons it imparts, about finding one's voice and one's self in the midst of defeat. Conroy père makes a number of cameos in ''my losing season,'' mostly to slap his son, berate him, tell him that he could never so much as hold his pop's jock as a basketball player (the elder.
Available is a signed 1st ed/1st prtg, w/ complete numberline to 1, of my losing season by the late great pat conroy published in 2002 by doubleday, book and mylar protected dust jacket are as new. Writer pat conroy says he was born to be a point guard — but not a very good one in his new book, my losing season, conroy revisits his basketball team's losing season (1966-67) at the citadel.