These cultural history books can sometimes get a bit old. It seems like every conceivable gadget, trend, style, and food item has been written about. But every once in a while, a title comes along that catches my eye. So I was actually excited to see this bit of news in Publishers Marketplace:
Shawn Fury’s RISE & FIRE: A Biography of the Jump Shot, exploring the play that revolutionized basketball and provided the greatest moments in the sport’s history — from Michael Jordan’s legacy-defining jumpers to Ray Allen’s mastery — and is a technical, personal, historical and even spiritual examination of the shot, to Bob Miller at Flatiron Books, in a nice deal, by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency (World)
Looks like it could be a very cool, very interesting book.