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Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker
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Apr 10, 2011

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Read from June 10 to 22, 2011

First I have to note that this was my first Good Reads win. As for the book itself, Cardboard Gods is about Josh Wilker: his childhood, his brother Ian, his unconventional family life, his passion in baseball and his collection of baseball cards. I think it's a smart move to connect his life story with the baseball cards from his collection. But let me admit this: I know nothing about baseball, and this connection may not appeal to readers like me. Still, I enjoyed reading his life story: his sociologist father, his mother who doesn't give up pursuing her dreams, his third parent Tom, his admiration for his brother Ian, their friendship, and the pains of growing up. If you had grown up in the 70s, collected baseball cards, or at least know about the game, you'll enjoy the book more than I did.

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