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Idiot by Johnny Damon
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Oct 17, 2011

it was ok

Let's just say at the outset that the title "idiot" is about right. Johnny Damon talks in depth about his career up to 2005. Time and time again he exhibits a supreme belief in his own greatness and says things he doesn't seem to realize he should be embarassed to say. I'm not talking about political correctness but about a certain self centerdness that is truly amazing to read. Despite that this book grew on me as I read it. While it is always fun to read about the 2004 Red Sox that wasn't why it grew on me. Damon may spend a lot of time praising himself, but he also spends equal time praising everyone else around him. Maybe this Johnny Damon guy is on to something. Maybe going through life thinking that you and everyone else around you is completely awesome isn't such a bad idea. As Annie Savoy said in the great movie Bull Durham, "The world is made for those not cursed with self-awareness." Enjoy Johnny.
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