When his heart stopped beating, John Kordic was lying prone in the rear of an ambulance, strapped to a stretcher, surrounded by policemen. His oversized arms, pumped up by anabolic steroids, were pinned behind his back by two pairs of handcuffs linked in a makeshift chain. His feet were bound by rope. He struggled and raged until he took his final breath. Hockey flipped the switch that turned on this fighting machine, but hockey didn't have a clue about how to turn it off.
THIS memoir of being a middle-class kid in 1970s Bloomington, Minn., begins as a mildly clever slice-of-life story. But by book’s end, it morphs into a moving account about how that time and place shaped author Steve Rushin’s view of the world. Rushin is a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and the author of four previous non-fiction books and a novel. His evolution as a writer was unorthodox.
photo courtesy of little, brown and companyLongtime Sports Illustrated contributor Steve Rushin is one of the most lauded sports writers in the country and the author of several books. His new memoir, Sting-Ray Afternoons, published this month by Little, Brown, and Company, revisits his 1970s–’80s childhood in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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Selecting a term
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