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Book review: 'Tiger meet my sister ...' by Rick Reilly

A new collection of Reilly’s ESPN columns has been released, and it may be his last.
by Hayley Riggs McGhee Modified: May 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014

However, a silly title and a few lightweight columns don’t mean this book is without feeling. There are plenty of touching pieces, and Reilly expresses what certainly feels like genuine rage at Lance Armstrong, whom he previously defended, as the cyclist led Reilly to believe that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs.

The columns are published mostly as they originally appeared on, with short postscripts added by Reilly. Most of those are fairly inconsequential, but some provide worthwhile updates on the column subjects.

Reilly’s work for ESPN seldom lived up to that from his early days at Sports Illustrated, and this book doesn’t quite stack up to some of his previous work, like the New York Times bestseller “The Life of Reilly,” which is made up of his first Sports Illustrated columns.

While some of Reilly’s weaker columns probably should have been omitted, there’s still plenty worth reading in “Tiger, meet my sister ... ” And with Reilly recently announcing that he will stop writing weekly columns to focus on television work, this is likely the last anthology of work from one of America’s most-read sportswriters.

Hayley Riggs McGhee, Assistant Sports Editor

by Hayley Riggs McGhee
Assistant Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor Hayley Riggs McGhee has worked for The Oklahoman since 2005. She previously worked as a page designer/copy editor for the (Fort Smith, Ark.) Times Record and The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas. She is a Roland...
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