that I wasn’t considered for this project?
According to the Associated Press,
An upcoming book about Jewish athletes has an all-star lineup.
Former White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers is taking on tennis star Harold Solomon. Best-selling author Steven Pinker’s subject is basketball coach Red Auerbach (OW’-er-bahk). And Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson has picked pingpong legend Marty Reisman.
The book is called “Jewish Jocks.” It’s a collection of essays about Jews in the world of sports. It comes out in the fall.
Publisher Twelve announced Friday other contributors will include New Yorker editor David Remnick on Howard Cosell, Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger on boxer Barney Ross and Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner on a baseball player who was hit in the head in his only major league at-bat.
With all due respect, the players are not the all-stars here; it’s the writers.
I’m guessing the person who wrote this AP item either doesn’t know much about sports or doesn’t think the readers do. Really? You have to phoneticize Aurebach? And omit the poor batter’s name (Adam Greenberg)?
The Forward also announced the book, with its blogger feeling compelled to explain who Harold Solomon was.