Feinstein focuses on the careers of two managers, two outfielders, two pitchers, a designated hitter and an umpire through the 2012 season in the International League...A kaleidoscopic insiders’ story of baseball as played by the Durham Bulls, Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Norfolk Tides and others like them.
The author dishes plenty...but the repeated demonstrations of flawed character do nothing to diminish Williams’ outsized stature as a player. Bradlee is as enthusiastic as Vin Scully...
Sloman has cowritten numerous books with celebrities, including Peter Criss and Howard Stern, but Undisputed Truth adds up to little more than Iron Mike ranting into a tape recorder. It's a missed opportunity.
A French journalist’s eloquently philosophical diary of the six months he spent fulfilling his dream to “live as a hermit deep in the woods” of Siberia.
Jackson was never a household name, but his memoir is better than any ghostwritten self-homage from a superstar.
There are also just too many setting changes. We have Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington D.C., and Florida and none of them place the hero and heroine in the same state. Despite these quibbles, the book works.
"The Sports Gene" is bound to put the cat among the pigeons in the blank-slate crowd who think that we can all be equal as long as we equalize environmental inputs such as practice. But the science says that it just ain't so. Not even 10,000 hours of wishful thinking will change nature.
Berry, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the topic, purports to entertain and enlighten us with the hijinks of the leagues and fantasy players he's run across...Berry's storytelling is a little uneven, sometimes hilarious, other times exasperating, occasionally even cringe-worthy.
Alternating with his prodigious research, the author chronicles his passionate watching and playing of the game...
As in Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit...even though we know the outcome, the results are thrilling. These Boys make a great story, engagingly told.
Throughout the book, Mr. Connors is honest to the point of bluntness, which not all readers will enjoy.
Cooked is a call to all of us to get back to our kitchens and cook our own food as nature intended. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” And cook it at home.
Singer’s rendering of the labored speech of an aging Joe in the later portion of the book may seem heavy-handed in some respects...
By the end, Alzheimer’s is taking its grinding toll, but Summitt can still say of her own best seller, “What better way to kick a memory-wasting disease in the teeth?”
Myers's obsessive attention to detail and sharp opinions, will appeal to multiple generations of pro football fans.
As the pen rises from the page between words, so the walker's feet rise and fall between paces...
Secrecy, he writes, "is just a part of me." This is not what one wants to learn on Page 593 of an autobiography.
...presents a much more playful, capricious portrait of the same tough, controlling person Mr. McDonough described.
...a remarkably uncompromising book, one that deserves a place on a short shelf with other minor-classic baseball memoirs
A mordant humour sometimes frames the shooting up and downbeat cheating.