I'll be reading from Year of the Dunk at KramerBooks at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW (by Dupont Circle) at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17. If you're in the DC area, come join me!
In the August issue of Slam magazine, Sherman Johnson gives a nice, warm review of Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity. "On his initial attempt, he discovers...the spring in his legs has receded like his hairline."
New York Magazine's Daniel Engber singles out Year of the Dunk as a "smart and entertaining memoir" in a Daily Intelligencer column.
In another nice pre-publication review, Kirkus calls Year of the Dunk a "briskly paced book," in which "readers will recognize the courage and tenacity of everyday competitors and the power and awe-inspiring achievements of elite athletes."
"Price comes across as a nonintimidating science teacher with a dry, sometimes self-deprecating wit," says the review.
"During the course of his pursuit, Price faced down numerous psychological and physical obstacles, as well as dramatic setbacks off the hardwood, but his optimism, perseverance, and development are at the heart of this good-natured chronicle of his efforts."
Library Journal gives Year of the Dunk a starred review: "Funny and informative, this book is a real pleasure...You don't have to be a sports fan or an aspiring athlete to enjoy this profound debut memoir. Let's hope we hear more from Price soon."
Year of the Dunk is available at bookstores everywhere in mid-May and is available for pre-order online now.
In its spring preview, Publishers Weekly named Year of the Dunk a top ten sports book. Yahoo! (Two books I'm most interested in on the list are an Allen Iverson biography and one about the 1981 baseball season.)