Posts from ‘November, 2010’

The 2010 Globe 100

The World Is A Ball is…..A Globe 100 book! Best Books of 2010.

And now out in paperback. Continue reading

New York Post Interview

The New York Post pays close attention to The World Is A Ball.

(Meanwhile, the Pope glares, for some reason.) Continue reading

NPR’s Only A Game Interview

Listen to the interview on NPR’s Only A Game from last Saturday.

Top of the page, a button allows you to listen to the entire program, scroll to the bottom of the page and there are links for the individual segments. Continue reading

Boston Globe Review

Rave review for The World Is A Ball in The Boston Globe today, Sunday: “It is something of an article of faith among fans of the literature of our games that the best writing set in sports has been inspired by baseball and boxing. Doyle is among those making a case for soccer as equally capable of provoking the great stuff.” Continue reading

International Soccer Network Review

Now that’s what I call a positive review – it opens: “John Doyle’s The World Is A Ball is a soccer masterpiece.” Continue reading

USA book launch

The World Is A Ball is launched in the USA and a chap at NPR’s Only A Game says it’s “wonderfully entertaining” and more, on the web site. I’m interviewed on Only A Game, on 200+ NPR stations Saturday. Continue reading

Vote for TWIAB as Irish Sports Book of the Year

It’s that time. It’s not the Giller, it’s not the other thing, it’s the businessContinue reading

Only a Game radio interview

The World Is A Ball taped a cheery & chatty interview about the book with the great NPR show Only A Game today. To air next week probably… Continue reading

TFC confirms Klinsmann hiring

The World is a Ball fears that even Juergen Klinsmann might find things at Toronto FC a little daunting. Continue reading