I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally
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I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally

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By Jim Bouton, author of the classic 1969 memoir, Ball Four.
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by William Morrow
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I'm a huge fan of Bouton's "Ball Four", a legendary book he wrote in 1969 that sort of blew the doors off the baseball world, this book is not nearly as good. Written right after the publication of "Ball Four", it's a hodgepodge of chapters dedicated mostly to the response Bouton received for writing that book--both from within and outside the baseball world. That only goes so far so 200+ pages talking about reactions to a book stops my interest fairly quick.
This is the book my husband brought me to read while I was in the hospital waiting for the birth of our first child! Hubby was an avid baseball fan so it didn't surprise me that this was his choice. I gave the book a try and thoroughly enjoyed all the stories. Luckily I understood all the baseball terminology thanks to having attended many baseball games. I would recommend this for a fun read!
Chris Dean
Very much enjoyed the sequel and Bouton documenting all that happened as a result of Ball Four. An excellent companion piece for anyone who didn't get why the original created so much noise.
A disappointment after Ball Four...but still great.
Sequel to Ball Four...not as good, but still interesting.
Funny followup to Ball Four.
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