Losing Is Not an Option

Release Date: August 12, 2003

“These nine linked stories … powerfully render an athlete’s coming of age. Readers are asked to read between the lines in a book that is greater – and more powerful – than the sum of its parts.” — Publishers Weekly

“Readers will nod with recognition as they follow this jock/poet/regular guy from the cusp of adolescence to the edge of adulthood.” — The Horn Book Magazine

“This collection of short stories by a master writer of edgy sports fiction follows a teen and the people he knows through growing up and competing in, among other things, basketball, running, and life.” — School Library Journal