WorldCat Identities

Lipsyte, Robert

Overview
Works: 140 works in 417 publications in 2 languages and 26,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Young adult works  History  Sports stories  Boxing stories  Football stories  Science fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Interviewer, Reporter, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.L67, FIC
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The contender by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try
Yellow flag by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen-year-old Kyle reluctantly succumbs to family pressure and replaces his injured brother in the family racecar, he struggles to keep up with his trumpet playing while deciding how--or if--he can continue making music with a brass quintet and headlines as a Nascar racer
Heroes of baseball : the men who made it America's favorite game by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the men who were and remain the heroes of baseball. These are men who did more than hit home runs or pitch perfect games--they changed the way our society perceives itself, and the goals we set for ourselves and our nation.--
One fat summer by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself
Center field by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school
Raiders night by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Rydeck, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs
The chief by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of having a shot at the heavyweight boxing championship, nineteen-year-old Sonny Bear finds himself with conflicting loyalties when trouble erupts on his reservation over the construction of a new gambling casino. Sequel to "The brave."
Nigger; an autobiography by Dick Gregory( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American comedian and political activist Dick Gregory tells his life story up to 1963, describing his poor childhood in St. Louis, Missouri; his rise to fame as a comedian; and his participation in the fight for racial equality, including his arrests
Summer rules : a novel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen-age boy has to deal with an unwanted summer camp job, his first love, and some crucial decisions
The summerboy : a novel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby Marks takes a summer job in a laundry, he gets more than he bargains for: prejudice, unrequited love, and other hazards
The Chemo Kid by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the drugs that he takes as part of his chemotherapy suddenly transform him from wimp into superhero, sixteen-year-old Fred and his friends plot to rid the town of its most lethal environmental hazard, toxic waste in the water supply
Idols of the game : a sporting history of the American century by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of American sport, told through profiles of sixteen of the twentieth century's most famous athletes, studying the increasing trend toward commercialism in sports, and looking at the changing attitudes toward African-Americans, women, and other minorities
Warrior angel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American boxer of the Moscondaga Nation, Sonny Bear must fight to retain his heavyweight championship title
Jim Thorpe : 20th-century jock by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and basebell player
Free to be Muhammad Ali by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of a boxer, twice holder of the title of world heavyweight champion, who has come to be known as "The Greatest."
In the country of illness : comfort and advice for the journey by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers advice on coping with illness and with communicating and thriving in the hospital setting
Michael Jordan : a life above the rim by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A career biography of basketball player Michael Jordan, including photographs
Sportsworld : an American dreamland by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views American sports as constituting a national religion and ethic that misdirects our energies and misshapes our attitudes and values from grade school on
The twinning project by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and Eddie, identical twins and mirror opposites living on two different Earths some fifty years apart, must switch places and identities to thwart the alien scientists who threaten their planets
An accidental sportswriter : a memoir by Robert Lipsyte( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A longtime sports columnist for the New York Times interweaves stories from his life and the events he covered to explore the relationships between the games we play and the lives we lead Growing up, Robert Lipsyte was the smart-aleck fat kid, the bully magnet who went to the library instead of the ballpark. As the perpetual outsider, even into adulthood, Lipsyte's alienation from Jock Culture made him a rarity in the press box: the sportswriter who wasn't a sports fan. This feeling of otherness has colored Lipsyte's sports writing for fifty years, much of it spent as a columnist for the New York Times. He didn't follow particular athletes or teams; he wasn't awed by the access afforded by his press pass or his familiarity with the players in the locker room. Between bouts at the Times, he launched a successful career writing young adult fiction, often about sports. The experience and insight he earned over a half century infuse An Accidental Sportswriter. Going beyond the usual memoir, Lipsyte has written "a memory loop, a circular search for lost or forgotten pieces in the puzzle of a life." In telling his own story, he grapples with American sports and society-from Mickey Mantle to Bill Simmons-arguing that Jock Culture has seeped into our business, politics, and family life, and its definitions have become the standard to measure value. Full of wisdom and an understanding of American sports that contextualizes rather than celebrates athletes, An Accidental Sportswriter is the crowning achievement of a rich career and a book that will speak to us for years to come
 
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Alternative Names
Lipsyte, Robert 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert M.

Lipsyte, Robert M. 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert Michael 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert (Robert M.), 1938-

Robert Lipsyte Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Languages
English (208)

French (5)

Covers
Yellow flagHeroes of baseball : the men who made it America's favorite gameOne fat summerCenter fieldRaiders nightThe chiefNigger; an autobiographyThe Chemo Kid