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My losing season

Conroy, Pat.

New York : Nan A. Talese, 2002.

402 p. ; 24 cm.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball--and life itself--by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini

During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life--and a crucible for becoming his own man.

With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966-67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.

Praise for My Losing Season

"A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written." -- The Washington Post Book World

"A wonderfully rich memoir that you don't have to be a sports fan to love." -- Houston Chronicle

"A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here's ample proof that losers always tell the best stories." -- Newsweek

"In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it." -- New York Daily News

"Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction." -- Boston Herald


Biography - JH & HSBiography - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School



LC Call No:

PS3553.O5198 Z465 2002

Dewey Class No:

796.323/63/092 B 21


Conroy, Pat.


My losing season / Pat Conroy.


1st ed.


New York : Nan A. Talese, 2002.


402 p. ; 24 cm.


Conroy, Pat--Childhood and youth.


Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.


Basketball players--South Carolina--Charleston.


Novelists, American--20th century--Biography.


College sports--South Carolina--Charleston.


Failure (Psychology)

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