My Losing Season

My Losing Season

Book - 2002
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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

During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life--and a crucible for becoming his own man.

With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966-67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.

Praise for My Losing Season

"A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written." -- The Washington Post Book World

"A wonderfully rich memoir that you don't have to be a sports fan to love." -- Houston Chronicle

"A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here's ample proof that losers always tell the best stories." -- Newsweek

"In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it." -- New York Daily News

"Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction." -- Boston Herald
Publisher: New York : Random, 2002.
ISBN: 9780385489126
0385489129
9780375431791
0375431799
Characteristics: 402 p. ;,22 cm.

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Oppa3
Aug 06, 2012

I am a Conroy fan. This book to me was about hard work and effort of a young man who had lots to overcome. It might be a good book for high school boys to read.

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