An Accidental Sportswriter is a moving, in-depth memoir in the life of Robert Lipsyte, an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and other major publications.In his latest book, Lipsyte takes the reader deep inside the personal lives of star athletes Muhammed Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Billie Jean King, and loads of others during his writing career spanning decades.
This is a book you can’t put down, as Lipsyte seque’s through his remarkable career as a writer. In one chapter, he bravely takes on the challenge of driving a NASCAR Cup car, impressing everyone by reaching speeds of 130-plus miles per hour, and explores his surprise at the death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. while on assignment at that Daytona 500.
A prolific writer, Lipsyte has currently written 23 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for adults and young adults. In every one of them, he holds his readers spell-bound with his unique writing style.
HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN 978-0-06-176913-9