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About the Creator and Performer

Rich Cohen is the author of The New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews; Monsters; Sweet and Low; When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead (with Jerry Weintraub); The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones; and The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. His latest book, The Last Pirate of New York, is out in paperback in June 2020.

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OUTSTANDING

Rich Cohen beautifully tells a baseball story that is a metaphor of life. It is fun listening about fascinating characters. Highly recommended.

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Great Story

Very nice story. Thank you for telling us about the North Shore Beer League. Should have listened to the Old Man... 😉

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Nostalgia from the 80’s

As a Glencoe resident I was glad to come across this book. As such, I’m a bit biased especially having been a baseball fan in the 80s. Really enjoyable listen, the memories for the author haven’t lost their meaning or sentiment.

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Feels over written to me. Then ends unfinished. A lot of bluster and not a lot of substance.

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Requires a specific audience

Well written and well-enough performed. Captures a moment in a kids life well, just not interesting to me at this moment in mine.