In the best-selling tradition of The Boys of Summer and Wait ‘Til Next Year, The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles. The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers were one of baseball’s most storied teams, featuring such immortals as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, and Roy Campanella. The love between team and borough was equally storied, an iron bond of loyalty forged through years of adversity and sometimes legendary ineptitude.
and Brooklyn. Their last pennant season in 1956. The author tells about the struggles of the defending champion Dodgers to repeat and win the championship again in 1956. He gives excellent insight to the relationship of the players to each other and to their owner Walter O Malley. You are giving the struggle of the owner Mr. O Malley to get a new stadium built in Brooklyn and his decision to move the team west. If you love baseball a must read as a fan of the sport.
What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James? You'd have a book on what it's really like to make a living in the world of baseball. For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their vocation, Working at the Ballpark will provide a view at their lives that might have been, with interviews with more than 50 people who make a living in major league baseball. Each is asked the same questions: What is your job? How did you get into this line of work? What does this job mean to you?
Tom Jones takes us inside the world of baseball. Beautiful stories told by players, vendors and owners in the major leagues. Just sit back and enjoy these vivid stories told by those who work and love the game of baseball.
Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.
ups and downs as a black woman in the entertainment business. A feminist who dates white guys, Phoebe Robinson is smart and funny. One half of 2 Dope queens a great read and a very enjoyable book.
Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.
Tiffany takes us on the journey of her life. Using comedy to tell sometimes painful and sometimes outrageously funny stories of her rise as a comedian. Dysfunctional family and horrible boyfriends, Tiffany leaves very little out. Be prepared to laugh and cry at the same time.
Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.
Jonathan Abrams does an outstanding job of taking us behind the scenes of the HBO classic The Wire. Mr Abrams interviewed the writers, the actors of this great show. The stories, opinions told by the people of this show are wonderful. Highly recommend this book to all fans of The Wire.
In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.
Jack Daniels straight is what you need when reading this book. Gabrielle tells all on her journey to success. You will laugh, cry as she truthfully tells her story. Enjoy this book with good ole number 7.
"My name is 'J' and I'm awkward--and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?" Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn't easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert--whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or rapping--it sure is entertaining.
This book read by the author is a funny look at the Misadventures of the awkward black girl Issa Ray. From her childhood to the beginning of her ultra successful YouTube show. Insightful and funny. A must read for everyone who is awkward and curious how to find your place in the world.
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.
The author give a unique view on events in history. Many of the people cited he knew personally. He gives a unique perspective on events in history. Be prepared for your understanding of some events to be challenged. Funny and direct a great read for a fresh perspective on events and people in history.
Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.
truthful book by Charlemagne. Charlemagne tells his story in a direct yet funny way. An excellent read to learn what motivated him to be a successful radio personality. Moss Point South Carolina to New York city, he tells all the good, the bad and the funny.
A “Real” Man's Guide to Divorce is a humorous look at divorce from an admittedly one-sided perspective. Author Joe Perrone Jr. exposes the myths and fallacies of this most painful experience in a light-hearted manner that will leave you in stitches. A bit of good advice and a heavy dose of laughter make A “Real” Man's Guide to Divorce a “must-listen” for every man headed down the road to marital division!
The author takes a humorous look at divorce from the man's point of view. Joe Perrone gives us the good, the bad and the ugly of getting a divorce. The reader can laugh and cry at the same time.