FULL DISSIDENCE: NOTES FROM AN UNEVEN PLAYING FIELD
In Full Dissidence, his new collection of essays on racial politics in the sports world, Howard Bryant takes on topics of central concern, ranging from the player-owner relationship and the militarization of sports to the pervasive white-centeredness that requires players to downplay their black identity. These essays are the fruit of years of observation and reportage about the world of sports. They are written with searing precision and informed anger.
"Senior ESPN writer Bryant showcases why he is one of the most talented writers of this generation . . . Highly recommended: Bryant is a masterful writer and a voice of this generation. His passion and analysis on important topics is unparalleled.” —Library Journal, Starred Review“
"Howard Bryant does not hold back in his withering and thoughtful dissections and rejections of the racial politics of athletics, and the athletic politics of race. Full Dissidence is an oracle.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist
Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN and NPR commentator, is the author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism, and two volumes for young people entitled Legends, about the best players, games and teams in baseball and football.