My Losing Season


Memoir by Pat Conroy.Wikipedia

  • The Great Santini (novel)

    Novel written by Pat Conroy and published in 1976. Hard-nosed Marine fighter pilot Lt. Col. Wilbur 'Bull' Meecham calls himself 'The Great Santini'.Wikipedia

  • South of Broad

    2009 novel by Pat Conroy. The novel follows the life of Leopold Bloom King in Charleston, South Carolina.Wikipedia

  • The Death of Santini

    2013 memoir written by Pat Conroy. Adapted into a 1979 film of the same name.Wikipedia

  • Pat Conroy

    American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs; his books The Water is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were made into films, the latter two being Oscar nominated. Recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature.Wikipedia

  • The Boo

    The first book by writer Pat Conroy. Newly graduated from The Citadel in 1970, it is a collection of letters, short stories, and anecdotes about Lt. Colonel Thomas 'The Boo' Courvoisie.Wikipedia

  • The Prince of Tides (novel)

    Novel by Pat Conroy, first published in 1986. It revolves around traumatic events that affected former football player Tom Wingo's relationship with his immediate family.Wikipedia

  • The Water Is Wide (book)

    1972 memoir by Pat Conroy and is based on his work as a teacher on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, which is called Yamacraw Island in the book. Sometimes identified as nonfiction and other times identified as a novel.Wikipedia

  • Love and War in the Apennines

    1971 Second World War memoir by Eric Newby. Changed to When the Snow Comes, They Will Take You Away.Wikipedia

  • The Lords of Discipline (film)

    1983 American film based on the novel by Pat Conroy and directed by Franc Roddam. The film stars David Keith, Robert Prosky, Judge Reinhold, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Michael Biehn, and Olympic boxer Mark Breland.Wikipedia

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

    Memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies of ALS. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000.Wikipedia

  • The Lords of Discipline

    1980 novel by Pat Conroy that was later adapted in a 1983 film of the same name. In his fourth year at the fictional Carolina Military Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.Wikipedia

  • The Great Santini

    1979 American drama film written and directed by Lewis John Carlino, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy. F-4 Phantom military aviator contrasts with his shortcomings as a husband and father.Wikipedia

  • Breaking Clean

    Memoir by Judy Blunt, published in 2002, after a decade in the writing. About Blunt's life in the countryside of eastern Montana, in the United States.Wikipedia

  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    2006 memoir by best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. The book delves into Bryson's past, telling of his youth growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, during the 1950s and early 1960s.Wikipedia

  • Unconquered (1989 film)

    1989 American made-for-television drama film written by Martin Chitwood and Pat Conroy (teleplay). Directed and produced by Dick Lowry, and co-produced by Martin Chitwood and Dean Silvers.Wikipedia

  • The Prince of Tides

    1991 American romantic drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy, and starring Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to overcome the psychological damage inflicted by his dysfunctional childhood in South Carolina.Wikipedia

  • Beach Music (novel)

    Pat Conroy's novel about Jack McCall, a South Carolina native who flees the South with his daughter Leah after his wife commits suicide. This novel explores the Vietnam War-era, the Holocaust, and coming of age in the 20th century.Wikipedia

  • Mistress Pat

    Novel written by L. M. Montgomery. Sequel to Pat of Silver Bush, and describes Patricia Gardiner's life in her twenties and early thirties, during which she remains unmarried and takes care of her beloved home, Silver Bush, on Prince Edward Island.Wikipedia

  • The Hounds of the Morrigan

    Children's novel by the Irish writer Pat O'Shea. Published in 1985, after taking thirteen years to complete.Wikipedia

  • 1882: Custer in Chains

    American alternate history novel written by Robert Conroy. First published on May 5, 2015.Wikipedia

  • A Million Little Pieces

    Book by James Frey, originally sold as a memoir and later marketed as a semi-fictional novel following accusations of literary forgery. It tells the story of a 23-year-old alcoholic and abuser of other drugs and how he copes with rehabilitation in a twelve steps-oriented treatment center.Wikipedia

  • A Long Way Gone

    Memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra Leone. Firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone .Wikipedia

  • When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

    1989 memoir by Le Ly Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later. Based on the memoir.Wikipedia

  • Conrack

    1974 American drama film based on the 1972 autobiographical book The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, directed by Martin Ritt and starring Jon Voight in the title role, alongside Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Hume Cronyn and Antonio Fargas. Released by 20th Century Fox on March 15, 1974.Wikipedia

  • The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

    Memoir written by Henry Miller, first published in 1945, about his year-long road trip across the United States in 1939, following his return from nearly a decade living in Paris. Born and raised in New York City, and moved to Paris in 1930, at the age of 38.Wikipedia

  • 1862 (novel)

    Alternate history novel by Robert Conroy. First published in paperback by Presidio Press/Ballantine in June 2006, and as an ebook by Presidio on December 18, 2007.Wikipedia

  • 1901 (novel)

    Alternate history novel by Robert Conroy. The first novel by Conroy, a retired business and economic Michigan professor.Wikipedia

  • The Via Veneto Papers

    Memoir collection by Ennio Flaiano, originally published in Italian in 1973, with a new expanded edition by Rizzoli in 1989 and translated into English by John Satriano in 1992. Wrote critic Richard Eder in Newsday:Wikipedia

  • Here My Home Once Stood

    2008 World War II memoir told in Russian by Moyshe Rekhtman and transcribed, translated and written by his grandson Phil Shpilberg. Unlikely escape artist.Wikipedia

  • Southern Book Prize

    American South literary award given by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), first awarded in 1999. Nominated books must be southern in nature or by a southern author, have been published the previous year, and have been nominated by a SIBA-member bookstore or one of their customers.Wikipedia


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  • In 2002, Pat Conroy published My Losing Season where he takes the reader through his last year playing basketball, as point guard and captain of the Citadel Bulldogs.Pat Conroy-Wikipedia
  • A standout athlete, he was recruited to The Citadel to play basketball; his 2002 book My Losing Season focused on his experiences playing his senior year, and like The Lords of Discipline, also served as a retrospective of his cadet years.Pat Conroy-Wikipedia
  • Pat Conroy wrote another autobiographical book called My Losing Season, and as in The Great Santini, talks about how his father was very violent and abusive both towards him and his siblings.Donald Conroy-Wikipedia
  • He was fired after an 8-17 season that would become the subject of author Pat Conroy's 2002 memoir My Losing Season, in which Conroy described Thompson as a mentally and emotionally abusive coach.Mel Thompson (basketball)-Wikipedia
  • Conroy was a graduate of the Corps of Cadets program at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and his experiences there provided the basis for two of his best-known works, the novel The Lords of Discipline and the memoir My Losing Season.Pat Conroy-Wikipedia
  • The Citadel's 1966–67 season is chronicled in Pat Conroy's My Losing Season.The Citadel Bulldogs-Wikipedia
  • The season was later chronicled by Pat Conroy in his memoir My Losing Season.1966–67 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team-Wikipedia

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My Losing Season, his memoir of the 1966-67 Citadel basketball team on which he played as a senior at that institution is classic Conroy. I have to admit, not knowing the game of basketball very well, I got bogged down just a bit as he described each of the games of that season.

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His memoir My Losing Season (2002) allowed Conroy to reconnect with teammates as he sought to recreate his final season on the Citadel basketball team, and the book functions, in part, as a meditation on the ability to heal through collective memory. My Losing Season is a memoir by Pat Conroy. It primarily deals with his senior season as the starting point guard on the basketball team of The Citadel in 1966–67. Conroy describes his tumultuous relationship with his coach, Mel Thompson, as well as the harsh, malevolent, male-dominated society of The. “Haunting, bittersweet, and as compelling as his bestselling fiction, My Losing Season succeeds because Conroy fuses his basketball story with a remarkable portrait of tireless teammates, a fractured family, a nation in transition and a young boy learning the hard way that sometimes losing can be just as rewarding, if not more so, than victory.”. ― Pat Conroy, quote from My Losing Season: A Memoir “Gonzaga was the kind of place you’d not even think about loving until you’d left it for a couple of years.” ― Pat Conroy, quote from My Losing Season: A Memoir “I wanted to be curious and smart and unappeasable until I got a sentence to mean exactly what I ordered it to mean.”.