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My Losing Season

My Losing Season

(2002)
A non fiction book by

 
PAT CONROY - AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED STORYTELLER -- IS BACK!

"I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition of who I was and certainly the part I most respected. When I was a young man, I was well-built and agile and ready for the rough and tumble of games, and athletics provided the single outlet for a repressed and preternaturally shy boy to express himself in public....I lost myself in the beauty of sport and made my family proud while passing through the silent eye of the storm that was my childhood."

So begins Pat Conroy?s journey back to 1967 and his startling realization "that this season had been seminal and easily the most consequential of my life." The place is the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, that now famous military college, and in memory Conroy gathers around him his team to relive their few triumphs and humiliating defeats. In a narrative that moves seamlessly between the action of the season and flashbacks into his childhood, we see the author's love of basketball and how crucial the role of athlete is to all these young men who are struggling to find their own identity and their place in the world.

In fast-paced exhilarating games, readers will laugh in delight and cry in disappointment. But as the story continues, we gradually see the self-professed "mediocre" athlete merge into the point guard whose spirit drives the team. He rallies them to play their best while closing off the shouts of "Don't shoot, Conroy" that come from the coach on the sidelines. For Coach Mel Thompson is to Conroy the undermining presence that his father had been throughout his childhood. And in these pages finally, heartbreakingly, we learn the truth about the Great Santini.

In My Losing Season Pat Conroy has written an American classic about young men and the bonds they form, about losing and the lessons it imparts, about finding one's voice and one's self in the midst of defeat. And in his trademark language, we see the young Conroy walk from his life as an athlete to the writer the world knows him to be.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Turtleback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-606-29483-X / 978-0-606-29483-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: My Losing Season (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 1-4176-3542-8 / 978-1-4176-3542-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-385-50808-5 / 978-0-385-50808-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge (Random House Large Print Biography)
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-375-43179-9 / 978-0-375-43179-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-385-48912-9 / 978-0-385-48912-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
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November 1902 : Hardback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 5550151316 / 978-5550151310
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

June 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-09-946832-8 / 978-0-09-946832-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: My Losing Season: A Memoir
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-553-38190-3 / 978-0-553-38190-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-385-50814-X / 978-0-385-50814-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
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Audio Editions

October 2002 : USA Audio edition
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   

October 2002 : UK Audio edition
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-553-71407-4 / 978-0-553-71407-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-553-71409-0 / 978-0-553-71409-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: My Losing Season: The Point Guard's Way to Knowledge
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-553-71408-2 / 978-0-553-71408-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN: 0-7366-8834-X / 978-0-7366-8834-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy, Jay O Sanders
ISBN: 0-7366-8833-1 / 978-0-7366-8833-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: My Losing Season
Author(s): Pat Conroy
Publisher: Bantam
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