23 July 2012

"Bad timing" or great timing?

It's understandable that Simon & Schuster would try to soft-pedal its official biography, due out this fall, of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. On the other hand, it might be of even more interest due to the scandal and people wanting to see how the book handles it, and as the first substantial work (though probably not the last) to determine how this affects Paterno's legacy. I for one wouldn't want to avoid it based on the suggestion that the writer might be too sympathetic in it... I guess depending on degree. If this book argues what a few supporters have been arguing about Paterno, despite the evidence in the Freeh report, that would be another matter.

At least they didn't stick with THE GRAND EXPERIMENT for a title.

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