Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Big Guys Don’t Shrink: Basketball’s Best Quotes & Quips by Eric Zweig

“These young guys are playing checkers.  I’m out there playing chess.” - Kobe Bryant

This collection of deep thoughts, sarcastic quips, brags, and ponderings from some of basketball’s biggest personalities is full of attitude, humor, and, at times, wisdom.  Big Guys Don’t Shrink is a stylish book, making good use of typography and white space, including eye-catching punches of color, and with full page color photos sprinkled generously throughout.  Including over 400 quotes, this low-stress read is popular with sports fans and offers a unique look at the sport over the last few decades.  Organized thematically, the table of contents includes sections such as, “Foul Play,” “Gettin Old,” “Snappy Answers,“ and “Weakest Link.”  Looking for a quote from a specific player?  No problem - they are indexed by player name. --Regan Schwartz

Zweig, Eric. Big Guys Don’t Shrink: Basketball’s Best Quotes & Quips. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2008. Print.