His Ownself

His Ownself

A Semi-memoir

Book - 2014
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From Dan Jenkins—one of America’s most respected and acclaimed sportswriters and author of the bestselling novelsSemi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect—comes a colorful, sentimental, hilarious, and cantankerous memoir about his lifelong journey through the world of sports.


“Sometimes, I envy my own childhood,” says Dan Jenkins. Many can say that about Dan’s whole life. InHis Ownself, we follow him from his youth in Texas, where being a sports fan meant understanding a lot about religion, heroes, and drinking; to his first job at theFort Worth Press working alongside all-time journalistic greats like Blackie Sherrod and Bud Shrake; to the glory days ofSports Illustrated. One of a handful of writers to establish SI as the most important sports magazine ever, Dan refocused the magazine’s college football coverage and covered the game’s greatest players and coaches. Beyond football, Dan is in the conversation about the best golf writers of all time. Having covered every Masters, U.S. Open, PGA, and British Open for the past fifty years, he takes us behind the scenes to capture the drama—as well as the humor—of these tournaments as he brings us up close and personal with the likes of Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.
From his friendship and the rounds played with Ben Hogan, to the stories swapped with New York’s elite, to the corporate expense accounts abused, Dan lets loose on his experiences in journalism, sports, and showbiz. An honest, one-of-a-kind look at politics, hypocrites, political correctness, the past, the present, Hollywood, money, and athletes, this is a sports fan’s dream book. It’s a touching, laugh-out-loud tribute to the romanticism of sportswriting and the glory days of sports, told straight from the mouth of the man who saw it all his ownself.

Baker & Taylor
Recounts the author's life as a sports writer, sharing his humorous and colorful experiences in journalism, sports, and show business.

Baker
& Taylor

The award-winning sportswriter and author of Baja Oklahoma traces the story of his life and career from his Depression-era childhood in Texas and early journalism days to his decades with Sports Illustrated and induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385532259
0385532253
Branch Call Number: 92 J4155h 2014
Characteristics: xiv, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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