Monday, March 10, 2014
Full disclosure: I have not watched the video of The Punch. I did not want to before I started the book. Now that I have finished the book I think Feinstein portrays the struggles and aftermath of that event for Kermit Washington and Rudy Tomjanovich so well that I feel, out of respect for these two men, I won't watch the video. The grainy photo on the back cover and the multiple descriptions in the book are enough for me.
Also - I would not read the book while you are eating. I made that mistake a few times while I was traveling. Parts of it are graphic. Other parts are so fun and interesting - the changes in the league, the NBA in general, the players that I recognized, the draft that involved Michael Jordan.
I will be pushing this book on all my sports friends and have already emailed a co-worker who has a son who is a reluctant reader but plays basketball. I know people will enjoy this book. Read it during March Madness for a whole basketball theme!