American at Large:
Life, Death and Something in Between: a Decade of Sports Reportage and Commentary from the Pages of the Irish Times
(Red Rock Press, Dublin, 2008)
"American at Large is as good as it gets. George Kimball celebrates heart and skill, but keeps a sharp eye out for corruption and sleazery; he is never blinded by celebrity. He can write hilarious gonzo pieces like the ones on pee cups or Putin and the Superbowl ring, and poignant laments for characters as diverse as a dead racehorse or Hunter Thompson. He is also the best boxing writer alive. Anyone interested in sports writing -- hell, anyone interested in first-rate contemporary writing -- should read this book".
- Steve Bodio
author of Eagle Dreams, On the Edge of the Wild, and more
"George Kimball has a deep-seated appreciation when it comes to history, tradition, and sportsmanship, a fondness for good books and bad movies, for fast women and slow horses, but he doesn't try very hard to conceal his contempt for (in no particular order) self-promoters, pompous officials, hypocrites, show-offs, and braggarts, for George W. Bush, the War in Iraq, racial injustice, drug cheats in general, and for Barry Bonds in particular."
- George Foreman
from the foreword to
American at Large
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