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My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge 11 editions

Cover of: My Losing Season | Pat Conroy
About the Book

PAT CONROY--AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED STORYTELLER--IS BACK!"I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition of who I was and certainly the part I most respected. When I was a young man, I was well-built and agile and ready for the rough and tumble of games, and athletics provided the single outlet for a repressed and preternaturally shy boy to express himself in public....I lost myself in the beauty of sport and made my family proud while passing through the silent eye of the storm that was my childhood." So begins Pat Conroy's journey back to 1967 and his startling realization "that this season had been seminal and easily the most consequential of my life." The place is the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, that now famous military college, and in memory Conroy gathers around him his team to relive their few triumphs and humiliating defeats. In a narrative that moves seamlessly between the action of the season and flashbacks into his childhood, we see the author's love of basketball and how crucial the role of athlete is to all these young men who are struggling to find their own identity and their place in the world.In fast-paced exhilarating games, readers will laugh in delight and cry in disappointment. But as the story continues, we gradually see the self-professed "mediocre" athlete merge into the point guard whose spirit drives the team. He rallies them to play their best while closing off the shouts of "Don't shoot, Conroy" that come from the coach on the sidelines. For Coach Mel Thompson is to Conroy the undermining presence that his father had been throughout his childhood. And in these pages finally, heartbreakingly, we learn the truth about the Great Santini.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. And in his trademark language, we see the young Conroy walk from his life as an athlete to the writer the world knows him to be.From the Hardcover edition.

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IT WAS ON THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 15, 1966, THAT THE FINAL SEAson officially began.
added anonymously.

11 editions First published in 2002

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My Losing Season
2003, Dial Press
Paperback
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My losing season
2003, Bantam Books
in English
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My Losing Season
2003, Dial Press
Paperback
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My Losing Season
2003, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
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My losing season
2002, Nan A. Talese
in English - 1st ed.
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My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
October 15, 2002, Random House Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
October 15, 2002, RH Audio
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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My losing season
2002, Nan A. Talese
in English - 1st ed.
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My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
October 15, 2002, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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My losing season
2002, Random House Large Print
in English - 1st large print ed.
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My Losing Season (Autographed Edition)
December 17, 2002, Nan A. Talese

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