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It is too bad that Mr. Ryan wants to just rehash Celtic and Bruin seasons with mere statements of scores, assists and other statistics without much insight. It might be better to hear about his life, his techniques, his meetings with remarkable people. His chapters on Red Auerbach and the Olympics were the best, but a memoir of his era of the Red Sox without a single mention of Roger Clemens or his impact on the city of Boston is curious. Mr. Ryan reads very well, but one just wishes he had more to say. His acknowledgments alone take up about 10 minutes and mean nothing. One likes the guy, but his memoir is a disappointment.
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I enjoyed Bob Ryan's reflections on his life in sports. This book consists mostly of portraits of people in sports, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Many but not all the profiles are of sports figures from Boston. I'm a Boston guy and probably liked it a lot for that reason. I think that any fan of Boston sports would enjoy this a lot, and even other serious sports fans would like it as well. The Celtics along with general NBA and Olympic basketball take up a good part of the book. There is a lot of baseball and football, too, and even some hockey and golf. This is a little autobiographical, too, of his life as a sports writer. Overall - a good sports book.
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