A sportswriter burns out, moves across the pond, adopts footie and lets loose his inner hooligan. Overwrought but not without charm.
July 27, 2015
The Domino Diaries
Gripping—if eyebrow-raising—memoir explores Cuban boxing, including a chat with Teófilo Stevenson and a tryst with Castro's granddaughter.
Insidery, detailed and absorbing. Come for the chapter titled "Why Can't He Be Happy" and stay for the one called "Miami Vice."
Everything you never knew you wanted to know about penalty kicks, although the drama doesn't quite hold for all 313 pages.