September 26, 2003
Plimpton Dead at 76
George Plimpton had that blue-blood, East Coast accent (almost like Bill Buckley's) yet I remember him most for his talk on something that connects with the American everyman: sports. I never read any of his books, but I listened to him being interviewed about Muhammad Ali and baseball. He added poetic touch to a sweaty and dirty subject.
Paper Lion, Plimpton's story of his month-long stint in the Detroit Lions' training camp is being re-released in October.
UPDATE: ScrappleFace has the latest on Plimpton's current project.
"George Plimpton to Write Book on Death"