My Cubs by Scott Simon
A Love Story

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The author is a solid stylist, and his descriptions of Cubs’ players, managers, and owners resonate, as do his anecdotes about his wife and daughters as they try to understand his mania. A pleasant, slight memoir with a happy ending.
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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise.

Heartbreak and hope. Charmed and haunted. My Cubs is Scott Simon’s love letter to his Chicago Cubs, World Series winners for the first time in over a century. Replete with personal reflections, club lore, memorable anecdotes, and tales of frenetic fandom, My Cubs recounts the franchise’s pivotal moments with the wise and adoring intimacy of a long-suffering devotee and Chicago native. Simon illustrates how the condition of “Cubness” has defined the life of so many Chicagoans and how the team’s fortunes became intertwined with the aspirations of its faithful. With the curse finally broken on November 2, 2016, My Cubs is the perfect portrayal of paradise lost and found.
 

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SCOTT SIMON, the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, has won every major award in broadcasting for his personal essays, war reporting, and commentary. He is also the author of Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Blue Rider Press. 155 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, History. Non-fiction
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on Feb 21 2017

The author is a solid stylist, and his descriptions of Cubs’ players, managers, and owners resonate, as do his anecdotes about his wife and daughters as they try to understand his mania. A pleasant, slight memoir with a happy ending.

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