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I am not a sports fan, but I loved this book. The memories that Lipsyte presents, in such a charming and personal way, make the listening thought provoking and enjoyable. Some of the celebrities he highlights, like Mickey Mantle and Dick Gregory, are best known to baby boomers. Throughout the book, however, Lipsyte brings these folks and their egos and fame into play around relevant and present day issues. His chapter on steroids in sports--then and now--is poignant and humane in part because he presents the users and the issues through the prism of his own continuous use of hormones since cancer surgery decades ago. The chapters of the book can be read in any order, making the book an easy read for a commuter or someone working out. Most are a little more than 30 minutes each. Lipsyte's reading of his own work brings an intimacy to the experience that one rarely finds in books about our heros and anti-heros.
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