His experience with the illness led to another novel for young adults, the chemo kid 1992. Cheated of his amateur title at the end of the brave 1991 and disgusted by a series of crooked local fights. Lipsyte revisits sonny bear and martin witherspoon in the chief, an easytoread sports story about sonnys bid for the heavyweight championship, according to betsy hearne in bulletin of the center for childrens books. He is a writer and producer, known for thats the way of the world 1975, idols of the game 1995 and o. Robert lipsyte is an awardwinning sportswriter, a former sports and city columnist for the new york times and ombudsman of espn. Read the contender online by robert lipsyte books free 30day. See the complete the contender series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. In 1978, robert lipsyte was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Awardwinning journalist whose primary beat has always been sports.
Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. He is a member of the board of contributors for usa todays forum page, part of the newspapers opinion section. It is interesting to have read robert lipsytes book right now when i am actively following and have even participated in, idle no morethe first peoples protests that is going on in canada. The chief, ends up being about american indian heritage and reservation discord, with the feature person involved being sonny bear, a young prizefighter who wants to try for the heavyweight title. Edwards award for lifetime achievement in ya fiction, is the story of a young boxer in harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. An american dreamland, has just been reissued by rutgers university press. I cant think of a tougher time in america, a horrendous plague killing thousands while that vicious buffoon of a president makes everything worse with decisions based on his deranged need for attention and profit. Quote 1 donatelli says everybody wants to be a champion. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
Robert lipsyte bio, facts, family famous birthdays. Robert michael lipsyte born january 5, 1938 is an american sports journalist and author and. Recognizing the importance of that book as well as his other works, ala honored lipsyte with the margaret a. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the margaret a. Robert lipsyte is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. Discover more authors youll love listening to on audible. Robert lipsyte is an awardwinning sportswriter for the new york times and was the emmywinning host of the public affairs show the eleventh hour. Robert lipsyte is the author of the contender and its two sequels, the brave and the chief. Sportsjournalist lipsyte writes authoritatively about the world of boxing, moving his story at a headlong. I was going to california to seek my fortune as a book and movie writer. Cheated of his amateur title at the end of the brave 1991 and disgusted by a series of crooked local fights, sonny is ready to throw in the towel when he lands a job as sparring partner for an aging boxer making a quixotic comeback attempt. Browse robert lipsyte s bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. Robert lipsyte audio books, best sellers, author bio. Robert lipsyte is an awardwinning sportswriter for the new york timesand usa todayand is the author of a number of acclaimed books, including the contenderand raiders night.
See all books authored by robert lipsyte, including the contender, and one fat summer, and more on. He received the margaret edwards award from the american library association in 2001 for his contribution in writing for teens. The estimated speaking fee range to book robert lipsyte for your event is available upon request. Ya novels the contender 1967 one fat summer 1977 summer rules 1981 jock and jill 1982 the summerboy 1982 the brave 1991 the chemo kid 1992 the chief 1993 warrior angel 2003 raiders night 2006 yellow flag 2007 center field 2010 books for adults nigger with dick gregory 1964 the masculine mystique 1966. I got the idea for my first ya novel, the contender. Robert lipsyte was an awardwinning sportswriter for the new york times and the emmywinning host of the nightly public affairs show the eleventh hour. In it, the protagonist, fred bauer, an ordinary high school junior in almost every way, discovers he has cancer and undergoes a series of experimental. The website maintained by the author robert lipsyte. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of raiders night by robert lipsyte. Robert lipsyte books list of books by author robert lipsyte. Robert lipsyte, a tomdispatch regular and author of the memoir an accidental sportswriter, was a sports and city columnist for the new york times, a correspondent for cbs and nbc news and the emmyaward winning host of wnets nightly public affairs show. See all books authored by robert lipsyte, including the contender, and one. Sportsworld, as lipsyte points out in the book by that name, is a grotesque distortion of sports.
Young robert devoted his childhood to books rather than sports. The chief by lipsyte, robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Januar 1938 in new york city ist ein amerikanischer. The chief robert lipsyte paperback harpercollins publishers. Lipsyte 25 donatelli telling alfred that everyone wants the be a champion but thats not good enough you have to want to be a contender and this makes alfred want to show donatelli that he is a contender so he wants to be a boxer to show donatilli. According to the citation, the contender and its sequels, the brave and the chief transformed the sports novel to authentic literature with their gritty depiction of. Lipsyte has written a number of other books for young adults, including nonfiction books about sports and boxing, among other things. Lipsyte fans will be delighted to discover that the final installment in the trilogy begun by the contender is worthy, in every way, of the fine novels that preceded it. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. As the novel opens, alfred brooks, an african american seventeenyearold highschool dropout, waits on his apartment buildings front stoop for his best friend. The contender was one of the first novels to take a realistic look at teenagers and has been required reading in many american school systems for more than thirty years. Analysis will examine the credibility of the examples used by the author to stage his claims. Sonny bear, the tough, teenaged hero of the brave, and his mentor, police. While the violent climax may be upsetting, the book ends on a hopeful note.
He resumed writing after that with a sequel to the contender called the brave. According to the citation, the contender and its sequels, the brave and the chief transformed the sports novel to authentic literature with their gritty depiction. Despite his eventual recovery from that first bout, he was diagnosed with cancer a second time in 1991. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Robert lipsyte s many fans will be eager for warrior angel, a taut sports adventure in the series begun with the contender. Robert lipsyte was born on january 16, 1938 in new york city, new york, usa. Robert is a sportswriter and a broadcast journalist who is also known for his young adult novels. The chief by robert lipsyte meet your next favorite book. On june 9th, president trump alienated his true base the reactionary rich by driving his golf cart onto the green at the trump national golf club in bedminster, new jersey.
He was the emmywinning host of the nightly public affairs show the eleventh hour, is the author of 12 novels for young adults, and is the recipient of the margaret a. Robert lipsyte generally travels from and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Robert lipsyte books list of books by robert lipsyte. His 1975 goodbyetoallthat before he came back, sportsworld. Robert michael lipsyte born january 5, 1938 is an american sports journalist and author and former ombudsman for espn.
Auch er selbst schrieb mehrere weitere boxerromane the brave, 1991. Michael cart in 1967 the celebrated sportswriter robert lipsyte published the contender, a novel that almost singlehandedly transformed the superficial, idealistic fare known as teenage fiction into the serious. Robert lipsyte speakers bureau and booking agent info. The setting is harlem, a black neighborhood in the northeast corner of manhattan in new york city. By robert lipsyte while waiting for trump to jump the tracks, lets savor the day when his inevitable train wreck first passed through a critical safety switch. It is interesting to have read robert lipsyte s book right now when i am actively following and have even participated in, idle no morethe first peoples protests that is going on in canada. The chief book by robert lipsyte 5 available editions.
He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for young adults, and is the recipient of the margaret a. He once worked with toptier publication usa today as. Lipsyte struggled with cancer throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, eventually going into remission with the help of chemotherapy. In 1975, robert lipsyte wrote jock culture which was in the sportsmaster. Sportsjournalist lipsyte writes authoritatively about the world of boxing, moving his story at a headlong pace with pulsepounding action scenes and providing characters with cocky dialogue. The breakthrough modern sports novel the contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero this acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter robert lipsyte, the recipient of the margaret a.
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