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This book is Just Right!
An ideal size and attractive cover drew me to this book, but the writing kept me IN it. As an off-again on-again baseball fan, but a lover of all things Boston, I had decided I needed to educate myself about the mystique of Fenway Park, the origin of "Yawkey" and other Boston oddities. Saul Wisnia explains all with humor and intelligence, as well as a thorough grasp of Fenway's history and the significance of this grand old stadium to Boston. I started reading it in a cafeteria and finally had to stop... because they were closing! The book is beautifully designed, with call-out quotes and asides, boxed comments, and great historical photos and miscellanea. Its size is perfect for reading or as a gift; not too big or too heavy. All things are Just Right. Thank you Saul! I am a convert. ~ Masi G. B.
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Posted April 23, 2012
Every Red Sox fan should buy this book. If you love a Red Sox fa
Every Red Sox fan should buy this book. If you love a Red Sox fan, buy this book for them. If you've been to Fenway, it will invoke happy memories. If you haven't, you will finish this book feeling like you have.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The writing is so compelling that although the book can be read in snippets, I had a hard time putting it down. Even if you are not a die-hard baseball fan, the tour through Fenway Park and its history are fascinating and the photos are amazing. It also passes the credibility test because it is written by a lifelong Red Sox fan who grew up, and now works, within a stone's throw of the Park.
The Sox put us through the wringer last season, and so far it's not much better. This book reminds me why we hang in there. It's written by someone who truly loves the team and it shows!