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Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer

During his nearly 50 years of sportswriting, including 28 at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. A complex package, that’s the Doctor.
The one-time sparring partner of Ernest Hemingway, Paul Zimmerman is one of the modern era’s groundbreaking football minds, a man who methodically charted every play while generating copious notes, a human precursor to the data analytics websites of today. In 2008, Zimmerman had nearly completed work on his personal memoirs when a series of strokes left him largely unable to speak, read, or write. Compiled and edited by longtime SI colleague Peter King, these are the stories he still wants to see told.
Dr. Z’s memoir is a rich package of personalities, stories never shared about such characters as Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, and Johnny Unitas. Even Joe Namath, with whom Zimmerman had a legendary and well-documented 23-year feud, saw fit to eventually unburden himself to the remarkable scribe.
Also included are Zimmerman’s encounters with luminaries and larger-than-life figures outside of sports, notably Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, and Hunter S. Thompson. But not to be missed are Zimmerman’s quieter observations on his own life and writing, witticisms and anecdotes which sway between the poignant and hilarious. No matter the topic, Dr. Z: the Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer proves essential, compelling reading for sports fans old and new.

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I'm Not With the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson – review – The Guardian


The Guardian
I'm Not With the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson – review
The Guardian
Then there's Sylvia Patterson, one of pop music's most penetrating writers since 1986 – a working-class Scot who came down to London to work at its “swingorilliant” HQ: Smash Hits magazine. She describes their offices thus, in her 100mph prose: “a

ThinSide Out (With Pictures Included): How I Lost 70 Lbs And Changed My Body From The Inside Out.

This is my weight loss story, and my book is filled with pictures of my journey. You can see before, after, and “during” pictures inside.

I was overweight, insecure and worst of all.. It seemed like I was destined to remain that way for the rest of my life.

My mom was 219 pounds and 5’3 and I could have easily blamed my genetics for my 200 pounds in a 5″2 frame. I was overweight since I was a kid so there seemed to be no reason why things would change all of a sudden.

I was the kind of person that would feel insecure.. and maybe even a little jealous around girls who were naturally thin and comfortable with themselves.

I had tried for years to change my body but nothing seemed to work.. The idea of having a normal body or even a love life seemed like a distant dream that would likely never happen.

And then came Audrey.

What Audrey taught me not only helped me lose 70 pounds and gain the confidence to find the love of my life. It also helped me teach my mom how to lose weight.

Over 50 years old, she also lost over 70 pounds herself! You can see pictures of her weight loss (as well as mine) inside the book.

I want to share with you how I did it, so you can also get inspired and do the same. No matter how many pounds you need to lose, even if it’s 5, 10, 70 or more.. There is no reason (and no excuse) why you can’t do it!

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