My Life As a Fan by Wilfrid Sheed

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A survivor of the Nazi blitz of London describes his love for his adopted country, recalling his youth as an American sports fan in the golden age of the forties and fifties.

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Wilfred Sheed is the author of six novels, two of which, "Office Politics "and "People Will Always Be Kind," were nominated for National Book Awards. He has written three collections of criticism, one of which was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle. Among his other books is a notable memoir of Clare Boothe Luce, who told him that Irving Berlin was the vainest man she ever met and George Gershwin one of the most basically modest. He lives with his wife, Miriam Ungerer, in North Haven, New York "From the Hardcover edition.
Published June 1, 1993 by Simon & Schuster. 221 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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The prolific Sheed (Baseball and Lesser Sports, 1991, and many others) on his childhood love of baseball, pitched with typical Sheedian wit and warmth.

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