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Loser vs. Loser

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Two new books try to prove that despite the President-elect's regular use of the word as a pejorative, losers are the new winners. SI compared the tomes and declared a loser, which is to say, the winner.

Losing Isn't Everything

Curt Menefee with Michael Arkush

(256 pages)

CASE STUDIES: sports

BIGGEST LOSER: Jean van de Velde

TONE: inspirational

STYLE: (Mike) Lupican

THE VERDICT:Tie, everybody's a winner/loser

Win at Losing

Sam Weinman

(244 pages)

CASE STUDIES: sports, business, politics, pop culture

BIGGEST LOSER: Susan Lucci

TONE: thought-provoking

STYLE: (Malcolm) Gladwellian