Please recommend books similar to Bill Simmons' Book of Basketball
December 8, 2009 11:44 AM Subscribe
I love Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball". What should I read next?
posted by reenum to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the middle of Simmons NBA opus, and it fascinates as to how he's able to pack in so much info, yet have the book remain accessible. I especially love how he makes fun of and injects humor into the various characters and events in the NBA's history.
Are there other books that are basically all encompassing, sprawling accounts of a particular entity, field, event, etc., yet remain fun to read?
I know some folks might suggest Mary Roach, but I just couldn't get into her stuff.
I prefer nonfiction, but well written fiction would work too.