Posted on November 3, 2011 by Elizabeth McCullough
Melville House Books » Most depressing sports autobiography of all time?
Is basketball legend Jerry West’s new autobiography, West by West, the most depressing sports autobiography of all time? Sounds like it from the reviews. Take Dwight Garner‘s review from the New York Times: “How unlikable is Jerry West in ‘West by West’? Let’s count some of the ways.” Which he does, concluding that “This book tastes like a spoonful of coal tar,” and that “It’s like Bob Cousy meets Arthur Rimbaud, this book. West is so hard on himself that a line from Rimbaud does come to mind: ‘I’m now making myself as scummy as I can.’”–Yow.
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