Book Reviews

Book Review
June 16th, 2012

Following Gino Bartali’s “Road To Valor”

In recent years, the sport of cycling has become more about who has or has not cheated than who wins the big races. Bill Littlefield speaks with the authors of “Road To Valor,” a book about an Italian cyclist whose life on and off the bike was much more interesting and heroic.

Book Review
June 9th, 2012

‘Like Any Normal Day: A Story of Devotion’

Mark Kram Jr.’s new book, “Like Any Normal Day,” tells the true story of the life and death of a man who was paralyzed in a high school football accident in the 1970s. Kram joined Bill Littlefield on Only A Game to discuss the book.

Featured Book
June 2nd, 2012

‘The Most Expensive Game In Town’

Bill Littlefield speaks with Mark Hyman about his new book “The Most Expensive Game in Town,” a look at the rising costs of youth sports and the effects on children’s development and their families.

Book Review
May 30th, 2012

Micky Ward Shows “A Warrior’s Heart”

Boxer Micky Ward’s new book A Warrior’s Heart, details Ward’s life before and after the acclaimed movie “The Fighter” was released. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the new book.

May 19th, 2012

Memoirs Of A Rugby-Playing Man

Jay Atkinson has played rugby for most of his life. Now he’s written a book about it. He spoke with Bill Littlefield about his book and his life as a rugby player.

Book Review
April 28th, 2012

Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick

The late Bill Veeck, former owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago White Sox, was one of the most fascinating figures in Major League Baseball. Bill speaks with Paul Dickson about his new biography of the man he calls “Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.”

April 14th, 2012

Grisham's 'Calico Joe' Holds Court On The Baseball Diamond

Bestselling author John Grisham has set aside his usual legal fare to write about America’s pastime: baseball. His latest novel, ‘Calico Joe’, follows the story of a breakout Major League star. Grisham joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and his love of baseball.

April 7th, 2012

‘The Big Miss’ By Hank Haney

Hank Haney coached Tiger Woods for six years. His recent book, “The Big Miss,” discusses his time with Woods. Haney referred to himself as “one of Tiger’s many enablers.”

March 31st, 2012

‘A People’s History Of Baseball’

Baseball is known as America’s game, but has it always been so? Bill speaks with Mitchell Nathanson, professor of legal writing at Villanova University School of Law, about his new book titled, “A People’s History of Baseball.”

March 24th, 2012

‘Don’t Put Me In, Coach’ By Mark Titus

Mark Titus never quite made it as a basketball player. He walked on for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but played in just 32 games, taking six shots in four seasons. He’s since found a second career as an author and blogger. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book, “Don’t Put Me In, Coach”.

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