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Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets
     

Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets

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The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg W. Prince’s Faith and Fear in Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations of an endlessly fascinating if often frustrating baseball team.

Prince, co-author of the highly regarded blog of the same name,

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The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg W. Prince’s Faith and Fear in Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations of an endlessly fascinating if often frustrating baseball team.

Prince, co-author of the highly regarded blog of the same name, examines how the life of the franchise mirrors the life of its fans, particularly his own. Unabashedly and unapologetically, Prince stands up for all Mets fans and, by proxy, sports fans everywhere in exploring how we root, why we take it so seriously, and what it all means.

What was it like to enter a baseball world about to be ruled by the Mets in 1969? To understand intrinsically that You Gotta Believe? To overcome the trade of an idol and the dissolution of a roster? To hope hard for a comeback and then receive it in thrilling fashion in 1986? To experience the constant ups and downs the Mets would dispense for the next two decades? To put ups with the Yankees right next door? To make the psychic journey from Shea Stadium to Citi Field? To sort the myths from the realities? Greg Prince, as he has done for thousands of loyal Faith and Fear in Flushing readers daily since 2005, puts it all in perspective as only he can.

Editorial Reviews

Baseball Digest
“If you love a Mets fan, like a Mets fan or just know a Mets fan, buy them this book. They will cherish it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616080464
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
890,346
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Greg W. Prince is the co-author (along with Jason Fry) of the popular Mets blog Faith and Fear in Flushing and a professional writer, editor, and communications consultant whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Online Edition and on SportsNet New York and mlb.com. Faith and Fear in Flushing is his first book. He lives in Baldwin, New York, with his wife, Stephanie, their two cats, and enough Mets gear and memorabilia to furnish Citi Field.

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Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
Allow me to preface the lavish praise I will give this book with a warning: I am the targeted demographic for this book—a genuine, true-blue (and orange), diehard, lifelong, dedicated, unwavering Mets fan. Now that that’s out of the way: WOW. Greg Prince has written the definitive book for Met fans. He has managed to capture, in his inimitably honest and perceptive manner, the sadness and joy (mostly sadness) of being a Mets fan. I lived through every moment he describes in this book (not quite as immediately as he did (the guy goes to A LOT of Mets games), and, like the author, much of my personal life is inextricably intertwined with memories of the Mets. If you’re not a Mets fan, pass this one up—or give it as a gift to any real Mets fan you know. If you’re a genuine fan, treat yourself to a book that will bring you more joy than most Mets games this season probably will. Mr. Prince, you’ve been added to my roster of great Mets fans, and I’m proud to call you a teammate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for Christmas for my husband. He's not a big reader, but he loved this book.