My Losing Season

My Losing Season

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Pat Conroy, the author of The lords of discipline, reaches back once more to his storehouse of experiences at The Citadel, the famous military college in South Carolina. Moving seamlessly between his Citadel athletic life and his childhood, Conroy gathers around him his college basketball team to relive its few triumphs and numerous humiliating defeats. Though a self-professed "mediocre" athlete, Conroy shapes himself into a point guard whose spirit drives the team. He rallies the team to play its best, even while its undermining, destructive coach cries "Don't shoot, Conroy!" from the sidelines. Pat Conroy has here written an American classic about young men and the bonds they form, about losing and the lessons it imparts, and about finding one's voice and self in the midst of defeat.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, [2008]
ISBN: 9781415951088
Additional Contributors: Montgomery, Chuck
Books on Tape, Inc

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Sep 12, 2013

Sept 11, 2013, my first experience with a Pat Conroy book, was listening to the audio copy of "The River Is Wide." (another autobiographical) and I found it so interesting that I picked up a few more. I listened to "The Prince of Tides" and then picked up the DVD and really enjoyed it. (I had watched the movie many years ago and was disappointed, listening to the book made it so much more enjoyable.) It seems that Mr. Conroy has had much experience with depression, something that has not been a big player in my life, so, listening to his stories, I may now have a bit more sympathy and understanding for someone who I know that suffers from this terrible illness. A bit of an eye-opener for me. Thanks Pat. I must add, I really do enjoy his vast vocabulary, probably more so listening to, rather that reading his books! I had to laugh at the part where his friend said "get the dictionary, Conroy's opening his mouth!"......Sept 16, starting tape #5 of 9......this has quite a bit of basketball in it, something that is pretty much off my radar, but the story of his sufferings and growth as a man are fascinating. I live a sheltered life. Lucky me! (and thanks Mom and Dad).......Sept 18, first snow of the year, what a great wet day to spend listening to the rest of the tapes by the crackling fire. Great story, my next book....."The Great Santini!" I'm afraid I am hooked on Pat Conroy.

Jun 25, 2012

I have read nearly every book that Pat Conroy has written. I enjoy his careful writing and vivid descriptions. His books do require patience as action is limited and conversation extensive. His characters are very lifelike, I often forget I am not in the book.

Before reading this book, I had read "The Great Santini" about his father and "Lords of Discipline" about the Citadel. "My Losing Season" is autobiographical. It was interesting to read this book and note the inspiration for his other books. Conroy writes extensively about basketball. if you are not a fan, beware!

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