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7 by Peter Golenbock
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Jun 07, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, sports
Read in June, 2009

This is an 'X' rated book that would make a sailor blush. And you may wonder why I read it? After searching for a biography of Mickey Mantle that wasn't just stats, I came across this one in a used book store. After paying $12 for the hardback I wasn't about to put it down after reading a few chapters. So call me cheap!

To give some credit however, this book was funny and the way it was written was extremely creative. Mickey Mantle, after death and in home in Heaven, has decided he would like a 'true' biography to be published. He searches out Lenny Shecter [the deceased sportswriter who helped Bouton with Ball Four:] to tell him his story. It basically covers Mickey's entire life and is taken from the interviews the author has had with Mantle, his friends, and other sports figures. How much is truth and how much is fiction? I wouldn't know, but according to the reviews of those in the know claim it's accurate. All I can say is Poor Mrs. Mantle!
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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Heaven?

message 2: by Kay (new) - rated it 2 stars

Kay They need spell check on this site!!!

message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Kay wrote: "They need spell check on this site!!!"

Right - it should be spelled H-e-l-l if I'm to believe the selection process proffered by various pastors.

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