The Assist

Hoops, Hope, and the Game of Their Lives

By Neil Swidey
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586484699, 376pp.)

Publication Date: January 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Hoop Dreams meets Common Ground in this riveting portrait of a driven basketball coach at an iconic high school, and of his players, each struggling to rise above the many forces pulling them down

About the Author

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for The Boston Globe Magazine. His writing has won the National Headliner Award and has been anthologized in The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. He lives outside Boston with his wife and their three daughters.

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