One of my favorite sports authors is John Feinstein. His first book, "A Season on the Brink," published in 1986, is a behind-the-scenes look at the 1985-86 basketball season of Indiana University and their coach, Bobby Knight. This book is considered one of the best sports books ever written and has sold more than two million copies.
Some of Feinstein's other notable books include "A Good Walk Spoiled," a chronicle of the PGA Tour; "The Last Amateurs," which follows a group of basketball players at Division III schools; and "The Legends Club," which tells the story of the rivalry between college basketball coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, and Jim Valvano.
Feinstein has won numerous awards for his work, including the Casey Award for the best baseball book of the year, the James P. McGuire Award for his contributions to the game of lacrosse, and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
In addition to his writing and broadcasting work, Feinstein is also a regular participant in charity golf tournaments and has served as a commentator for golf events on CBS and The Golf Channel.
If you haven't read any of these books, I'd encourage you to do so. For more Feinstein books, check out his Amazon author page here.
We also highlighted Feinstein's The Back Roads to March in our list of Best College Basketball Books here.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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