Play Their Hearts Out

Play Their Hearts Out

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Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a storya€™s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prizea€“winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces Americaa€™s basketball stars. Play Their Hearts Out reveals a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. At the booka€™s heart are the personal stories of two compelling figures: Joe Keller, an ambitious coach with a master plan to find and promote a€œthe next LeBron, a€ and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey kid who falls under Kellera€™s sway and struggles to live up to unrealistic expectations. Complete with a new a€œwhere-are-they-nowa€ Epilogue by the author, this thoroughly compelling narrative exposes the gritty reality that lies beneath so many dreams of fame and glory. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES a€c THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR a€c KIRKUS REVIEWS Look for the exclusive conversation between George Dohrmann and bestselling author Seth Davis in the back of the book.A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine George Dohrmann. (VIOLET KF.l.l.ER) (i/ark ... His name appeared on message boards at SoCalHoops, a prominent website among hoopniks, and he got his first piece of recruiting mail, a form letter from the University of Miami (Florida). His performance inanbsp;...

Title:Play Their Hearts Out
Author:George Dohrmann
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2010-10-05


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