// Glenn Stout

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2012″

Well, it’s that time again. Time to review another volume of Glenn Stout’s Best American Sports Writing series. Time to see what another bigwig in the sports journalism world thought was the best work done in his or her industry during the previous year. For The Best American Sports Writing 2012, Michael Wilbon — the […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 1998″

When I saw that Bill Littlefield had edited The Best American Sports Writing 1998, I became very excited. This is the guy who created Only a Game, which consistently pushes the medium of sports radio to unparalleled levels. While Littlefield’s abilities as an on-air personality and radio journalist are top-notch, his editing talents unfortunately don’t […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2004″

It’s been over six months since I last reviewed a volume of Glenn Stout’s Best American Sports Writing. Sure, I might have spent the interim 195 days reviewing other stuff, but there’s nothing I enjoy more than curling up with the cream of some year’s sports-writing crop, relaxing as I read about some random sport’s […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2011″

Four months have passed since I last reviewed a volume of Glenn Stout’s “Best American Sports Writing” series. We’re long past due for another, so here’s the 2011 collection. Jane Leavy’s Not-So-Hidden Agenda Introductions by BASW volume editors are usually just thematic essays (“sports rule” and “sports writing rules” being the two most common). The […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2005″

It’s been almost six months since I reviewed a volume of Glenn Stout’s “Best American Sports Writing” series. I’d say we’re due. So here’s 2005. A Timely Work More than any volume I’ve read so far, the 2005 edition closely connects its content with major sports stories of 2004. After that year’s Super Bowl and […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2002″

Is five weeks a long time to finish a 285-page book? I can never tell if I’m a slow reader or not. Anyway, that’s how long it took me to finish the 28 stories in “The Best American Sports Writing 2002.” So now here’s the review, after which I will read something that doesn’t start […]

Book Review: “The Best American Sports Writing 2007″

Having now read both “The Best American Sports Writing of 2010″ and “The Best American Sports Writing of the Century”, I’ve decided to back-track and read all 19 other volumes of the series, dating back to 1991. There’s no particular order I plan to read them in; “The Best American Sports Writing 2007″ was given […]