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.
...Bradlee’s expansiveness enables his book to transcend the familiar limits of the sports bio and to become instead a hard-to-put-down account of a fascinating American life.
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.
While it would be easy to mock some of Tesson's haughtiest moments as typical Parisian high-mindedness, the fact he's so unabashed about his soul-searching is what sets the book apart from the typical 21st-century memoir.
The product will appeal to football fans and general readers alike. Though Jackson's days playing pro-ball are over, his writing career is just taking off.
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.
That is what makes “The Sports Gene” such a worthy read: While the book’s purpose is to push back against the widespread denial that genes matter, Mr. Epstein avoids taking too strident a stance in the opposite direction.
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.
Astill’s excursions, however, give the book its spice, its masala. “The Great Tamasha” is a book of breadth rather than depth. It buzzes with field trips and brisk interviews that sometimes bring insight, and more often momentum and freshness.
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.
...the story drifts toward a somewhat unsatisfying, perhaps too easy, conclusion.
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.
He has managed, as far as I can see, to avoid repeating himself even as he revisits previous haunts.
Secrecy, he writes, "is just a part of me." This is not what one wants to learn on Page 593 of an autobiography.
...an entertaining and mostly well-written journey into the past, if light on rock ’n’ roll.
...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.