"Gary Pomerantz has what could be called a Joseph Heller problem. A reformed sportswriter who migrated over to writing books, Pomerantz hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth of the seventh game of the World Series on his first try: the staggeringly brilliant Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, an account of Atlanta's racial divide as seen through the eyes of two prominent families over the generations. And just as Heller had to move on after his first effort, Catch-22, became an instant classic, Pomerantz had some decisions to make, too. Most particularly, what next? He chose Wilt Chamberlain, and I'm here to tell you it doesn't get any better than this... Less a biography than an appreciation of the man who, more than any other player, transformed professional basketball into the game we know today, Pomerantz's book uses that mythical game, which is still amazing to contemplate, as a way of coming to terms with a player, a game and a country."
-The Chicago Sun-Times