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my loosing season book report. by Pat conroy

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american literature, literature and language

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To start off this report , I will give you some information on Pat Conroy himself . Pat Conroy was born on October 26 , 1945 , in Atlanta Georgia , to a young career military officer from Chicago and a Southern beauty from Alabama , whom Pat often credits for his love of language . He was the first of seven children (Book Reporter ) Since the family had to move many times to different military bases around the South , Pat changed schools frequently , finally attending the Citadel Military Academy in Charleston , South Carolina , upon [banner_entry_middle]

his father ‘s insistence While still a student , he wrote and then published his first book , THE BOO , a tribute to a beloved teacher (Book Reporter

Now that I have given you a brief rundown of Conroy ‘s life , lets take a look at his newest book entitled , A Losing Season , the book centers around Conroy ‘s a painfully detailed memoir of his senior year on the 1966-67 Citadel Bulldogs basketball squad that soldiered through an ignominious 8-17 season . Call it a requiem for all the runners-up who like Conroy , turned defeat on the playing field into victory in other aspects of their lives . Author PhotoAs a fast , street-hardened 5-foot-10 point guard , Conroy was a fiery competitor who always believed he could play above his physical limitations and frequently did . Like his teammates , Conroy didn ‘t lose well . Unlike the others , however , he found a way to learn something from each defeat that would make him a better ballplayer . His steely resolve in the face of such a spirit-crushing season ultimately gave him the self-confidence to become one of America ‘s best-loved . If losing builds character , Pat Conroy is your poster boy for also-rans (BookPage

To conclude , Conroy ‘s book is an inspiration to others who think that losing is basically the end of the world , when in reality it can lead to more positive things in thier lives later on down the road .Reference

http /www .bookpage .com /0210bp /pat_conroy .html

http /www .bookreporter .com /authors /au-conroy-pat .asp… [banner_entry_footer]

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