Little, Brown Acquires 7 George Plimpton Books

By Jason Boog Comment

Little, Brown will republish seven books written by the great Paris Review editor and journalist George Plimpton.

The books scheduled for release in 2015 include: Paper Lion, Out of My League, The Bogey Man, Mad Ducks and Bears, Shadow Box, Open Net and One for the Record. Here’s more from the release:

[the books] will include new material, including early drafts with handwritten annotations. All seven books will also be published for the first time in ebook format, enhanced with audio and video clips; audio editions are also forthcoming from Hachette Audio. Plimpton is credited with some of the very best sports writing in history, and his work has been praised the world over … Ten years after his death, George Plimpton has never been more popular—he redefined modern journalism and his enduring legacy lives on in the many writers, editors, and journalists at work today.

The late author (pictured, via) is currently featured in the documentary, Plimpton!. We’ve embedded the trailer for the film below…

Here’s more about that movie:

Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man. Plimpton hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty and Matt Damon