Bloody Confused

Chuck Culpepper

A sportswriter burns out, moves across the pond, adopts footie and lets loose his inner hooligan. Overwrought but not without charm.


The Domino Diaries

Brin-Jonathan Butler

Gripping—if eyebrow-raising—memoir explores Cuban boxing, including a chat with Teófilo Stevenson and a tryst with Castro's granddaughter.



Monte Burke

Insidery, detailed and absorbing. Come for the chapter titled "Why Can't He Be Happy" and stay for the one called "Miami Vice."


Twelve Yards

Ben Lyttleton

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about penalty kicks, although the drama doesn't quite hold for all 313 pages.