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  • Michael Eric Dyson, author of The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, calls The Audacity of Hoop "beautiful and timely . . . a brilliant and lovely pickup game of a book."

  • Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story, cites "Alex Wolff's fluid prose and Pete Souza's evocative photographs."

  • "With grace and marvelous insight," says Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of ESPN's, "Alexander Wolff has written a beautiful basketball book."

  • "I love this book," says Don Van Natta, Jr., ESPN investigative reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of First Off the Tee, the New York Times bestseller about presidents and golf.


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