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Larry Platt


Larry Platt

Larry Platt served for years as the editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, and has written for the NY Times Magazine, GQ, New York, Men's Journal and many others.

Larry Platt

Books by Larry Platt

by Jon Dorenbos and Larry Platt - Autobiography, Coming of Age, Magic, Motivational, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Personal Growth

One morning in August 1992, when Jon was twelve years old and living a seemingly idyllic childhood in suburban Seattle, he woke up for baseball camp. His dad waved good-bye. Later that day, Jon heard the news: His father had murdered his mother in the family’s three-car garage. In an instant, his life had shattered. He’d been essentially orphaned. Thrust into foster care while his father stood trial for murder, Jon struggled. Left to himself, he discovered an unlikely escape performing magic tricks

by Stuart Scott with Larry Platt - Memoir, Nonfiction

Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. It was both a labor of love and a love letter to life itself. Struck by appendiceal cancer in 2007, Stuart endured countless surgeries, enervating chemotherapies, and endless shuttling from home to hospital to office and back. He continued to defy fate, pushing himself through exercises and workout routines that kept him strong. He wanted to be there for his teenage daughters, Sydni and Taelor, not simply as their dad, but as an immutable example of determination and courage.

by Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt - Autobiography, Sports

Long-time fans of the National Pastime have known Moyer's name for more than 25 years. But Moyer was just about finished as a big leaguer in his mid-20s until he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, highly confrontational sports psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. Listening to the "in-your face" insights of Dorfman, Moyer began to re-invent himself and reconstruct his approach to the game. Moyer shares this story in his memoir.