Monday, May 28, 2012

The Playboy Interviews - They Played the Game (Edited by Stephen Randall)

The Playboy Interviews - They Played the Game
Edited by Stephen Randall

Blurb: In a magazine known for its photographs, the Playboy Interview stands out today as the best long-form interview in any magazine. The Interview is both incisive and entertaining, and important figures from all walks of life - many of whom honour no other interview requests - have given life - and career-altering interviews in the magazine's pages.

The Playboy Interviews: They Played the Game is the first in an ongoing series that will collect the most memorable interviews from the magazine's history. They Played the Game features some of the most revered - and reviled - American sports stars from the past six decades candidly discussing controversial issues including race, gender, drugs and sex. From Pete Rose's frank statements about gambling in sports to Mike Tyson's incendiary thoughts on the alleged rape that haunted his boxing career, from Billie Jean King's views of the changing role of women in professional sports to O.J. Simpson's raw and unsettling statements both before and after the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, there has never been a compilation of interviews quite like this one. More than simply jocks talking sports, these conversations are a fascinating reflection of the American psyche and our ever evolving cultural perceptions. 

ISBN: 9781595820464 (Hardback)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Milwaukie Press
Pages: 480 (Non-Fiction)


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