7,538 book reviews and counting...

The Cost of These Dreams Reviews

The Cost of These Dreams by Wright Thompson

The Cost of These Dreams

Sports Stories and Other Serious Business

Wright Thompson

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: BLINK Publishing
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Publication date: 4 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781788701969

From one of America's most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports. There is only one Wright Thompson. His work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN and has been anthologised in The Best American Sports Writing books ten times. But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove is a book about a cattle drive.

  • The TimesBook of the Year
5 stars out of 5
Robert Crampton
23 Nov 2019

"the writing is so sharp it doesn’t matter much that we may be unfamiliar with many of the baseball, American football and basketball stars under Thompson’s microscope"

Long-form sportswriting has always had a higher profile in the US than in Britain, yet the writing is so sharp it doesn’t matter much that we may be unfamiliar with many of the baseball, American football and basketball stars under Thompson’s microscope. One subject we do know is Tiger Woods — this book is worth a read for the chapter on him alone. 

Reviews