Pat Conroy's name usually adorns the fiction charts, but his first nonfiction title in 30 years, My Losing Season, is enjoying huge success, landing in our #4 nonfiction slot after about a week in the stores. Doubleday printed 500,000 copies of the Nan A. Talese book and the author is on a 30-city tour through January; so far, there have been SRO crowds at all his appearances. The chronicle of Conroy's senior year playing point guard for the Citadel basketball team and the valuable life lessons he learned has gotten lots of media play—he's appeared on Fresh Air, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Charlie Rose and many others. Still on tap is ESPN, CNN's American Morning with Paula Zahn, C-SPAN/ Book TV and Diane Rehm on NPR.
Volume 249 Issue 43 10/28/2002