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The Six Things You Should Know About Joe Posnanski's Paterno Book

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Workers place a tarp on a fence in front of the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing it Sunday July 22, 2012 in State College, Pa.
Workers place a tarp on a fence in front of the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing it Sunday July 22, 2012 in State College, Pa.

Joe Posnanski has written a mostly sympathetic biography of Joe Paterno, which shouldn't be a surprise, given some of Posnanski's previous statements. It's a book at war with itself. At its best, it's a clear-eyed biography of a guy who became a cautionary tale about the dangers of mythmaking; at its worst, the biography is the culmination of that very same process of mythmaking.

There are several takeaways:

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