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The Resource His ownself : a semi-memoir, Dan Jenkins

His ownself : a semi-memoir, Dan Jenkins

Label
His ownself : a semi-memoir
Title
His ownself
Title remainder
a semi-memoir
Statement of responsibility
Dan Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In His Ownself, Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of his legendary career as a sportswriter and novelist. Here we see Dan hone his craft, from his high school paper through to his first job at the Fort Worth Press and on to the glory days of Sports Illustrated. Whether in Texas, New York, or anywhere for that matter, Dan was always at the center of it all--hanging out at Elaine's while swapping stories with politicians and movie stars, or covering every Masters and U.S. Open and British Open for over four decades. Here's a a knee-slapping, star-studded, once-in-a-lifetime memoir from one of the most important, hilarious, and semi-cantankerous sportswriters ever."--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
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10282151
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Jenkins, Dan
Dewey number
  • 070.4/49796092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Jenkins, Dan
  • Sportswriters
  • Authors
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a semi-memoir
Label
His ownself : a semi-memoir, Dan Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fine art of sitting around and hanging out -- A unique and happy compound -- with homemade biscuits -- If dad's back in town there must be a big sports event coming up -- Cigarettes, coffee, antiques, and looking for Mr. Harger -- I learned more from radio and movies than I did in any schoolroom -- Wherein the outwitted mentally resort to physical violence -- Fast times at Paschal High on the way to a career -- A quick course in grown-up journalism on a daily paper -- Here comes the world's greatest sports staff -- in our own minds -- I interrupt this book to speak of boyhood heroes -- The Ben Hogan I knew probably wasn't the Ben Hogan you knew -- Ben Hogan, part II, now appearing in a chapter near you -- As Arnold and Jack and the majors go marching by -- Behind the scenes in the wonderful world of golf -- We wanted to get out from under the soot, is all -- So there we were, living and working in Big D -- my, oh, yes -- Zeroing in on the Yankees, the bigs, the show, the apple -- "Life is just one Texas-OU game after another with fun in between" -- When covering Saturday's America was ice cream -- It matters not who wins or loses but how you write the game -- When every street was a boulevard in old New York -- On the road with a plethora of names to drop -- The short happy life of a man covering ski racing -- "I'd buy a novel called Semi-Tough if there was nothing in it but blank pages -- Learning to love the game that ate our sports pages -- Hooray for Hollywood, that silly, dippy, goofy Hollywood -- Goodbye to all that and hello to the rest of my life -- Is it grandpa I see or merely Camp David? -- What I gave I kept, what I kept I lost. Have I got that right?
Control code
1762839
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307474704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307474704
  • (OCoLC)878836804
Label
His ownself : a semi-memoir, Dan Jenkins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fine art of sitting around and hanging out -- A unique and happy compound -- with homemade biscuits -- If dad's back in town there must be a big sports event coming up -- Cigarettes, coffee, antiques, and looking for Mr. Harger -- I learned more from radio and movies than I did in any schoolroom -- Wherein the outwitted mentally resort to physical violence -- Fast times at Paschal High on the way to a career -- A quick course in grown-up journalism on a daily paper -- Here comes the world's greatest sports staff -- in our own minds -- I interrupt this book to speak of boyhood heroes -- The Ben Hogan I knew probably wasn't the Ben Hogan you knew -- Ben Hogan, part II, now appearing in a chapter near you -- As Arnold and Jack and the majors go marching by -- Behind the scenes in the wonderful world of golf -- We wanted to get out from under the soot, is all -- So there we were, living and working in Big D -- my, oh, yes -- Zeroing in on the Yankees, the bigs, the show, the apple -- "Life is just one Texas-OU game after another with fun in between" -- When covering Saturday's America was ice cream -- It matters not who wins or loses but how you write the game -- When every street was a boulevard in old New York -- On the road with a plethora of names to drop -- The short happy life of a man covering ski racing -- "I'd buy a novel called Semi-Tough if there was nothing in it but blank pages -- Learning to love the game that ate our sports pages -- Hooray for Hollywood, that silly, dippy, goofy Hollywood -- Goodbye to all that and hello to the rest of my life -- Is it grandpa I see or merely Camp David? -- What I gave I kept, what I kept I lost. Have I got that right?
Control code
1762839
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307474704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307474704
  • (OCoLC)878836804

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