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I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally

3.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  185 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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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Joshua
Dec 24, 2007 Joshua rated it it was ok
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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.
Patricia
Jul 25, 2012 Patricia rated it really liked it
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!
David Wolowsky
Jun 15, 2016 David Wolowsky rated it it was amazing
I gave it five stars based on how I felt about it when I was in high school. I liked this book as much as I liked 'Ball Four'. One of the very few books I have read more than once.
Chris Dean
Apr 13, 2013 Chris Dean rated it really liked it
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.
Steve
Nov 01, 2009 Steve rated it really liked it
A disappointment after Ball Four...but still great.
Eric
Aug 13, 2011 Eric rated it liked it
Sequel to Ball Four...not as good, but still interesting.
Bill
Feb 03, 2013 Bill rated it really liked it
Funny followup to Ball Four.
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