My Losing Season (Hardcover)

By Pat Conroy

Nan A. Talese, 9780385489126, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2002

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Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball--and life itself--by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini

During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life--and a crucible for becoming his own man.
With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966-67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.
Praise for My Losing Season

-A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.---The Washington Post Book World
-A wonderfully rich memoir that you don't have to be a sports fan to love.---Houston Chronicle
-A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here's ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.---Newsweek
-In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.---New York Daily News
-Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.---Boston Herald


About the Author

Pat Conroy (1945-2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini.
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