The Bogey Man
NY, Harper & Row, (1968). Plimpton's foray into the world of golf; he virtually invented the genre of participatory sports journalism, writing books prior to this that recounted his pitching in a major league baseball exhibition game (Out of My League) and playing in an intrasquad scrimmage with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (Paper Lion). Inscribed by Plimpton to friend and fellow author Peter Matthiessen on a tipped-in leaf: "For Peter/ with best wishes/ George." Matthiessen had been a founder (along with the CIA, it later turned out) of The Paris Review; in 1953, he hired Plimpton as editor-in-chief. Dampstaining to rear board; a very good copy in a good dust jacket with corresponding dampstaining. Erratum slip laid in. [#031742] SOLD
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