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Riassunto: In the tradition of such baseball classics as A League of Their Own andBull Durham comes a hip novel set in the year 2000, about Louise "Balls" Gehrig, the first woman to play Major League baseball. Filled with comedy, romance, suspense, and baseball.
From Publishers Weekly:
Lots of writers have ideas for potentially great (or at least entertaining) books. Bechard, author of The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, had one too, but a good idea and potential don't automatically make for a good (or even entertaining) novel. Bechard, a dia-hard New York Mets fan and radio talk-show host wannabe, is in the Fantasy League of fiction writing with this story about major league baseball in the year 2000. The League's first female player, Louise "Balls" Gehrig, has just taken the field and is stealing bases and hearts, and generally making men look bad, with her lightning-quick speed, ferocious bat and "long, black locks flowing freely onto her superbly sculpted shoulders." Bechard knows a lot more about baseball statistics than about creating original characters and a believable plot. Other than dodging death threats from a mysterious letter writer and settling for phone sex with her boyfriend, the ace pitcher of an opposing team, Gehrig never seems to struggle. She's unshakable-too confident and composed for a rookie, especially one in her unique position. Despite Bechard's masterful mimickry of the sports media-he does some decent impressions of TV announcers, newspaper columnists and even David Letterman (the number 7 reason why Dan Quayle will make a fine Commissioner of Baseball: very little spelling), the book is neither clever enough to be funny nor insightful enough to be thought-provoking. Which may mean it's just perfect for a TV-movie-it's already been optioned by 20th-Century Fox.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Casa editrice: Plume
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0452272947I5N00
Descrizione libro Plume. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2657826061
Descrizione libro Plume. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2744911082
Descrizione libro Plume. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0452272947 . Codice libro della libreria GHC6836MHRC010317H0052P
Descrizione libro Plume, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0452272947
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804522729413.0
Descrizione libro Plume/Penguin Publishers trade paper original, First Edition., 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. It's the year 2000, Dan Quayle is the new commisioner (and we thought Bud Selig was bad), the Yankees have moved to New Jersey and the Supreme Court has ruled that women can play in the major leagues. Enter Louise "Balls" Gehrig, with baby blue eyes and a smile. She is the first baseperson for the expansion Manhatten Meteorites. Nice cover, all in pink lettering, with a lipstick holder underlying "Balls." Very hard title to find, in very good condition. I have many other books about women in baseball and hundreds of baseball novels and mysteries in stock. Codice libro della libreria ABE-75978226
Descrizione libro Dutton/Plume, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good -. First Edition. Please email us if you would like further information or if you would like us to send you a picture of the book. Thanks for looking! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 200876
Descrizione libro Plume 1995-03-01, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. 0452272947 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-0452272947
Descrizione libro Plume. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0452272947 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. Codice libro della libreria Z0452272947Z1