My losing season

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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
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9781415951088
9780553898187
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  • 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
    From the Hardcover edition.
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    subject_facet Basketball players -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Charleston (S.C.) -- Biography, Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, College sports -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Conroy, Pat -- Childhood and youth, Failure (Psychology), Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
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