HIGH How would Kant, who tried to define beauty, feel
about a perfectly turned double play? He'd love it, says Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.
The Stanford comparative literature professor's In Praise of Athletic Beauty is
a thought-provoking--and academically rigorous--defense of the grace and
aesthetic worth of sports.
LOW It's an autobiography, but My Life in and out of
the Rough reads more like a long country ballad. Drinking, gambling, smoking,
sex-- John Daly is brutally honest (hyberbolic?) about his foibles, and the
pages go faster than a pack of Big John's Marlboros.