Slo Mo!

by Rick Reilly

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  • 0307756181
  • 9780767905510
  • 9780307756183
Growing up in a bizarre cave-dwelling cult in Colorado, seven-foot, eight-inch Maurice "Slo-Mo" Finsternick knows nothing about the NBA--that is until the day he's discovered and becomes the hottest sports icon in the country.

This uproariously funny satire of pro sports is Rick Reilly at his very best. The bestselling author of the classic Missing Links has delivered again with this dead-on tale of "Slo-Mo" Finsternick, a genius player with a patented thirty-foot hook shot. Eventually, though, Slo-Mo begins to move away from his kind, truthful, polite, and self-effacing ways and gradually learns to behave like a famous athlete. Can the big man's innocence survive the charms of the big show?

  • Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780307756183
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  • Title: Slo Mo!
  • Author: Rick Reilly
  • Imprint: Anchor
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0307756181
  • 9780767905510
  • 9780307756183

In The Press

"An indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lew Grizzard with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson. Reilly may well be the funniest sportswriter in America."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Slo-Mo is a splendid comic device whose literal telling of his NBA career says more about pro sports than he could ever know."
-- Chicago Tribune

"Slo-Mo! . . . is inspired satire, a laugh-a-minute, sometimes bawdy, over-the-top riff on everyone and everything associated with professional basketball. If you don't find something to laugh at with Slo-Mo!, run out, don't walk, and find a sense of humor."
-- Denver Post


About The Author

Rick Reilly has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times. Formerly a writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com, he continues to deliver his opinion essays and features on ESPN's SportsCenter. He is also the author of eleven books, several of which have been New York Times bestsellers. His Sports From HellMy Search for the World’s Dumbest Competition was a finalist for the Thurber Prize. Reilly lives in Denver, Colorado.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0307756181
  • 9780767905510
  • 9780307756183