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If you could sum up Red Sox Nation in three words, what would they be?
Heartbreak and Hope.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Sox Nation?
I enjoyed the whole book but especially the history, told through the words of the players etc. As a lifelong fan I cried hearing how close they always got and how bad the losses were, but I also cried hearing about the wins, the hope, and the never-ending passion for this beloved team.
What about Peter Golenbock’s performance did you like?
I thought his performance was so great! It felt like hearing stories from your father or grandfather about this team. It made you feel like you were at Fenway with your old man as he shared his memories of the team with you.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
The moral of the story is, don’t narrate your own book. Peter Golenbock is an amazing writer but I almost had to turn this off. He mispronounces names (Mientkiewicz being the worst—it’s Ment-KAY-vitch, not mee-ENT-kuh-wix, as every Red Sox fan knows). He doesn’t stop for periods or commas, but he sure stops when he has to turn a page, even if the pause makes zero sense to someone listening. And yes, this is nitpicky, but no one is a “Red Sock” fan or a “Red Sock” player. It’s RED SOX. I highly recommend getting this book in hard copy. Great writing. Just don’t try to listen to it.
Best book I've come across on the history of the Boston Red Sox - highly recommended
Loved it. A complete and potted history with a good update for the 2004 season.