In this entertaining and poignant book, Asher Price chronicles his year-long effort at age 34 to dunk a basketball. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sport's most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The book asks some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, and introduces us to some of history's greatest jumpers, human, insect, and robot. “Funny and informative, this book is a real pleasure,” says Library Journal. Year of the Dunk is a “springy mix of science writing, memoir, and history that is by turns informative, entertaining, and endearing,” says Publishers Weekly.
Year of the Dunk is published by Crown Books, a division of Random House.