Friday, June 12, 2009

Simmons On His New Basketball Book

This is a very interesting Q&A in the New Yorker. Here's the money quote, about the new book:
I spent three years writing it and it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to turn out. It’s the best book I will ever write and it’s kind of sad to say that, because I’m not even forty yet, but I already came to grips with the fact that, yes, this is the best book I will ever write. I know more about this subject than anything else, I’m more passionate about this subject than anything else, and that’s that. So it’s all downhill from here.
You can understand -- and appreciate -- why the book clocked in at 700 words pages. And, given his passion and understanding of the subject, why shouldn't it have?

-- D.S.

4 comments:

MDS said...

700 words? Short book.

Jeff said...

Only 700 words?

erak said...

I think you mean 700 pages. I don't think Simmons is capable of writing anything at only 700 words.

Lee S. Kowarski said...

I think that Simmons' e-mail subject lines are probably 700 words - I assume you mean 700 pages for his book :-)