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Monday, April 30, 2012

NYTimes:  The Coach, the Biographer and the Last Chapter

Then, too, there was Posnanski, the Paterno believer and biographer faced with one of the more remarkable late-project twists to reckon with. Would he halt his project, or recalibrate its timetable to allow him to trace the fuller meaning, if there was fuller meaning, to the revelations and accusations concerning Paterno? Could there be more secrets? Or would the imperative be to publish sooner rather than later, to maximize the storm of notoriety?

Not a baseball story, but an interesting discussion of the upcoming Posnanski biography of Paterno.  Posnanski declined to comment for the story so there are not any big revelations from that standpoint, other than that the release date has been moved up from June 2013 to late this summer.

Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: books, joe posnanski

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   1. Ephus Posted: April 30, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4120031)
If comments are enabled on this thread, I would expect it to be quiet, courteous and lightly-used. Oh, who am I kidding? This one is going to be likely the monkey cage at an old time zoo. Here is my start -- never write a hagiography of a living individual. There is a reason why sainthood cannot be conferred for five years post-mortem.
   2. Lassus Posted: April 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4120034)
I wonder what sort of song Moxy Fruvous would write about this.
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 30, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4120035)
Here is my start -- never write a hagiography of a living individual.

That's why Joe Po gave Joe Pa those time-release cyanide capsules smuggled into his oatmeal. But little did he know what would happen over those six months that he spent waiting to write the final chapter...
   4. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: April 30, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4120048)
I wonder what sort of song Moxy Fruvous would write about this.

Posanski was the King of Explain
And now he works at the Pizza Pizza.
   5. Swedish Chef Posted: April 30, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4120095)
never write a hagiography of a living individual.

I'd say the opposite. If some scandal explodes during the writing, you can be first on the market with an expose of the monster after some revising, but the added sales should make the rewriting well compensated.

I guess the worst thing that can happen is if the scandal happens between the hardback and the pocket edition. The publisher will force you to add extra material to cover the scandal, but it will look like ####, and the royalties from a pocket book will be pitiful.
   6. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: April 30, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4120100)
Here is my start -- never write a hagiography of a living individual. There is a reason why sainthood cannot be conferred for five years post-mortem.
I have a hardcover copy of a book--Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City--which was published just, but only just, before 9/11. I didn't get around to reading it until a few years ago, and in almost every way, it is an astonishingly bizarre book now.

It is neither hatchet job nor hagiography, but it is not often one has, for lack of a better term, dramatic irony over the author of a non-fiction book. I know what's coming, but the book doesn't. Very strange experience.
   7. Adam B. Posted: April 30, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4120113)
I did not realize there were biographies being published this year other than Robert Caro's LBJ IV.

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