A Nice Tuesday: A Memoir
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A Nice Tuesday: A Memoir

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Pat Jordan's 1975 memoir about his one-year career in the Major Leagues, A False Spring, was a surprising and remarkable success that Time magazine hailed as "one of the best and truest books about baseball and coming to maturity in America". Twenty years later and not entirely content with the creature comforts of middle age, Jordan decides to return to America's favorite...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 5th 2000 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (first published April 15th 1999)
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I cannot remember where this book came from. I was cleaning off my bookshelf when I found it and decided to give it a look over before I sold it. It just refused to be 'looked over'. It demanded to be read so I did. It's a really readable memoir. Jordan, a freelance writer and once minor baseball player, candidly and interestingly writes about his life. And, it makes a very compelling story. He's not extra ordinary and neither are the other people in his life. (As it happens, he is married to Me...more
A wonderful follow up to "A False Spring". We catch up with author Pat Jordan decades later as a 50 year old making a comeback of sorts in professional baseball. Keeps you aware of life's possibilities.

The two books make great back-to-back reading!
Benjamin Kahn
Although not a perfect book, there were a lot of powerful, moving things in this book. It was most excellent.
I really wanted to like this book, but didn't. The author is admittedly self-absorbed. Just not a good story.
Janelle Revier
Mar 11, 2010 Janelle Revier rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: baseball fans
Recommended to Janelle by: found it on clearance
a book about baseball. what could be better? it has course language, but i adored it.
Paul Secor
A 3 1/2 star book, but I'll go the extra half star for its honesty.
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