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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Reilly, Lloyd James Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781400175550
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For years, many of Sports Illustrated’s twenty-one million readers turned first to the magazine’s last page, because that’s where they find SI’s most popular feature: the Life of Reilly column, written by bestselling author Rick Reilly.

A twenty-two-year veteran of Sports Illustrated and a ten-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Reilly took over SI’s back page in 1998, and his column immediately attracted a devoted following, including the legions of fans who helped make his first collection, The Life of Reilly, a New York Times bestseller in 2000.

Now comes Hate Mail from Cheerleaders, a hundred of Reilly’s favorites, along with a new foreword and column postscripts by the author. Alternately sidesplitting and heartwarming but always opinionated and provocative, these pieces are the best work by the best columnist in the business.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randall | 2/14/2014

    " A collection of columns, some of which are inspiring some of which are funny and/or amusing. Otherwise, I'm not the biggest Reilly fan, so...I was surprised how much I got out of it. We'll just leave it there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/6/2014

    " This book is probably intended for sports fans. I think it is a compulation of some of his articles. You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy it--each "article" is only a few pages. Easy to start and stop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 2/4/2014

    " Rick Reilly makes sports fun to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/29/2014

    " It's too bad he's left Sports Illustrated for ESPN. Rick Reilly is one entertaining and thought-provoking columnist. My daughters (college juniors now) would grab my weekly SI just to turn to the back page and read his column. A wonderful read and a book that only took a weekend to finish...I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 spenca | 1/26/2014

    " Rick Reilly has a clue about life and where sports fits in - and he's not afraid to share his opinions (re article on Barry Bonds). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 1/22/2014

    " Though this book is starting to feel a bit outdated, most of the stories are pretty timeless. It was an enjoyable read -- especially since I have never been a SI subscriber and did not have access to this before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wochos | 1/5/2014

    " I love Rick Reilly's columns in SI. This is a compilation of some of his best. Its from 2007, which makes some of them funny because they are dated (like the one about how Tiger always has a great image for the media), but some are timeless, like the Sports Fans Bill of Rights. Another great vacation read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/23/2013

    " I laughed, I cried...great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly S. | 12/20/2013

    " Great collection of short stories; most are appropriate for use in my 8th grade classroom for the non-fiction unit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 12/18/2013

    " Quite funny. At its best it'll make you laugh. And the combined columns give one the impression that he's a pretty tough journalist, too. Sometimes, though, the columns are a bit manipulative and treacly--but not too often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Stadler | 11/20/2013

    " Enjoyed the book and definitely worth the dollar I spent for it. Live great "sport" stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 11/20/2013

    " The smartest sports columnist around. This is 100 of his essays that appeared in Sports Illustrated from 2001-2005. Sadly, he's left SI and gone on to ESPN, but his fiction is hilarious and his essays range from funny to satirical to schmalty to really very touching. Great collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 10/25/2013

    " He is a great sports writer. Many parts were heart-wrenching, many were funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 9/22/2013

    " I am not a sports follower, but do love a good sports human interest story. If you like that, this was an enjoyable read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 6/8/2013

    " only listening to it b/c i'm at work with nothing else to listen to. thought it was going to be funny. not at all. when i'm done work, i'm done with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 3/9/2013

    " I love this book- it makes you laugh and cry- the whole hate mail from cheerleaders chapter is hilarious. Some of the chapters make you cry - I love that in a book, laughing and crying ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/19/2012

    " This guy is one of the most talented writers I've ever had the pleasure of reading. And his analysis is spot on, in most cases. Do yourself a favor, if you like sports, and read his columns in Sports Illustrated, or a compilation of those columns (like this book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Dees | 12/23/2011

    " Funny and occasionally personable collection of short stories in the life of a sportswriter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/12/2011

    " This is a great collection of Rick Reilly's columns from Sports Illustrated. Rick is not your typical sports writer. He looks at the athlete as a whole person and shares the triumphs of some very unlikely athletes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Mix | 9/2/2011

    " Funny, entertaining and moving. I enjoy Rick's writing style. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 6/9/2011

    " This is one of those rare books that my husband snagged from me the minute I finished informing me that, "This guy is HILARIOUS!" Don't I know it. I am now a huge fan and would almost subscribe to SI just to read his column every week. (I said almost.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 5/26/2011

    " He is a great sports writer. Many parts were heart-wrenching, many were funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/11/2011

    " Short stories from his days at SI. Very cool "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/6/2010

    " This is a great collection of Rick Reilly's columns from Sports Illustrated. Rick is not your typical sports writer. He looks at the athlete as a whole person and shares the triumphs of some very unlikely athletes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/22/2010

    " I suppose Reilly must crack himself up a lot. In general, though, I really liked his SI column and miss it. As this was a collection of 100 of his favorite columns, it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 8/4/2010

    " Rick Reilly makes sports fun to read about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randall | 5/10/2010

    " A collection of columns, some of which are inspiring some of which are funny and/or amusing. Otherwise, I'm not the biggest Reilly fan, so...I was surprised how much I got out of it. We'll just leave it there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 4/28/2010

    " Funny. Old columns but still enjoyable and good for the soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dil7worth | 9/7/2009

    " You'll laugh. You'll cry. This was entertaining and gave some insight into the lives of some sports figures (and a sports writer). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 7/15/2009

    " Eight cds of disconnected anecdotes is probably too much, but I enjoyed it anyway. You won't always agree with what Reilly says, but you can't fault him for failing to take a stand.

    Narration is very enthusiastic. And quite effective at conveying the humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/23/2009

    " Pretty good: some columns made me cry, one was too boring to get through (re: hunting gear), many made references that I did not get at all.

    Overall it was not bad.

    Challenge category: Picked by spouse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 4/29/2009

    " I love this book- it makes you laugh and cry- the whole hate mail from cheerleaders chapter is hilarious. Some of the chapters make you cry - I love that in a book, laughing and crying ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 4/21/2009

    " Oh so funny. Rick Reilly is very creative. I remember reading some in the actual past magazine issues and do miss his column in the SI issues these days. "

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About the Author

Rick Reilly has been named National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times and is the winner of the 2009 Damon Runyon Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism. His other books include Shanks for Nothing and Who’s Your Caddy? He lives in Denver and Hermosa Beach, California, with his wife and a putter he’s not currently speaking to.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.