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"Frank Deford is the best sportswriter I've ever read. His profiles at Sports Illustrated were magic. I wanted to write like him, and the sad part for me was that I knew he was playing in a higher league. If there's a Mount Rushmore of sportswriting, Deford is up there, purple ties and all."

- Tony Kornheiser

"Is there anyone who writes about sports with more elegance? Is there anyone who writes about sports with more humor, insite and a style all his own? Nope. Frank Deford is the best there is. His memoir Over Time is beautiful, funny, poignant, and poetic. It is a privelege to say these words about him."

- Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and Fathers Day

"Glowing with intelligence, warmth, wit, and charm, Frank Deford's Over Time is an irresistible account of the life and times of one of our best-loved and most gifted writers. Like all of Deford's work it is distinguished by startlingly original insites and keen reporting - above all else, imbued with its author's profound sense of humanity.Here is a master storyteller finally sharing all of his best stories."

- Jeremy Schaap, author of Cinderella Man and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Ownes and Hitlers Olympics

''A wonderful book. Over Time is both a treasure and a treasury. Deford give us a charming memoir and
a wonderful tour of great American sports literature the best of which he himself has written."

- Sally Jenkins, Washington Post columnist and author of It's Not About the Bike

"Of all the magazine writers ofthe last half-century, Frank Deford holds a special place at the top. His memoir Over Time, like hundreds ofhis stories, is fluid, graceful, deeply reported, insightful, and whimsical all at the same time. Not very bright, someone said of him long ago at Princeton, and it was true - he has been brilliant instead."

- David Maraniss



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