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Classic Wiley by R. Wiley
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The definitive collection from the late Ralph Wiley-pioneering journalist, acclaimed author of Why Black People Tend to Shout, and a towering voice in the world of sportswriting hen Ralph Wiley, a columnist for and a former writer for Sports Illustrated, passed away on June 13, 2004, he left behind a rich legacy of written work. This volume brings together Wiley's best feature stories from Sports Illustrated, columns from, his 'Parting Shots' from the ESPN television show The Sports Reporters, and excerpts from his books and screenplays.

Author Biography

Ralph Wileywas a weekly columnist for "Page 2" on and a regular contributor to other ESPN productions. One of the original NFL Insiders on NBC, he also wrote articles for "Sports Illustrated," "Premiere," "GQ," "National Geographic," and many national newspapers. His books include "Serenity: A Boxing Memoir" and "Why Black People Tend To Shout." He co-authored "Born to Play" with Eric Davis, "Growing Up King" with Dexter Scott King and the children of Martin Luther King Jr., and, with filmmaker Spike Lee, "By Any Means Necessary: TheTrials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X "and "Best""Seat in the House." Ralph Wiley passed away on June 13, 2004, from heart failure at the age of 52.
Release date NZ
June 22nd, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Little, Brown and Company
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