Review: A Memoir Of A Friend And A Knicks Fan For The Ages

“Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship,” by Harvey Araton (Penguin Press) In 2018, the sportswriter Harvey Araton wrote an obituary for The New York Times about a diehard New York Knicks fan whose choice seats behind the team bench had made her as much of a fixture at Madison Square Garden as Spike Lee, at least for the players and coaches. What he couldn’t say in that news story was that for almost 40 years, Michelle Musler had also been his friend, mentor and well-placed Knicks source, feeding him juicy tips gleaned from her proximity to the bench. Araton’s new book, “Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship,” is a deeply moving memoir about their extraordinary friendship, as well as a look back at an earlier era of sports journalism and fandom, when evening newspapers thrived and ordinary folk — not just the 1 percenters — could afford courtside seats.Read more on

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