Washington Post Book World // The Assist by Neil Swidey

Now is the winter of every sports fan’s discontent. The sports page these days all too often reads like a rap sheet, if not a treatise on advanced pharmacology. With the football season over, the weeks drag on in eager anticipation of spring training and March Madness. Maybe that’s why Neil Swidey’s The Assist, about a remarkable inner-city basketball team, seems to have arrived at the perfect time.

You can read the review here.

2/23: Reprinted in the Seattle Times.