Karen Russell’s “The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador,” from GQ
Thomas Lake’s “The Legacy of Wes Leonard,” from Sports Illustrated
Chris Ballard’s “Mourning Glory,” from Sports Illustrated
Jonathan Segura’s “The Game of His Life,” from GQ
Allison Glock’s “At the Corner of Love and Basketball,” from ESPN: The Magazine
Burkhard Bilger’s “The Strongest Man in the World,” from The New Yorker
Mark Singer’s “Marathon Man,” from The New Yorker
And, oh yeah, there’s this other story in the book. It’s titled “The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever,” and it was written by a guy named Mike Mooney. Insane, right?