Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox

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The New York Times bestseller Now I Can Die in Peace is now available in paperback with a new afterword (and more footnotes) by the author

"The Red Sox won the World Series." To Citizen No. 1 of Red Sox Nation, those seven words meant "No more 1918 chants. No more smug glances from Yankee fans. No more worrying about living an entire life -- that's eighty years, followed by death -- without seeing the Red Sox win a Series." But once he was able -- finally -- to type those ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller Now I Can Die in Peace is now available in paperback with a new afterword (and more footnotes) by the author

"The Red Sox won the World Series." To Citizen No. 1 of Red Sox Nation, those seven words meant "No more 1918 chants. No more smug glances from Yankee fans. No more worrying about living an entire life -- that's eighty years, followed by death -- without seeing the Red Sox win a Series." But once he was able -- finally -- to type those life-changing words, Bill Simmons decided to look back at his "Sports Guy" columns for the last five years to find out how the miracle came to pass. And that's where the trouble began.

The result is Now I Can Die in Peace, a hilarious and fresh new look at some of the best sportswriting in America, with sharp, critical commentary (and fresh insights) from the guy who wrote it in the first place.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781933060132
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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Bill Simmons writes thepopular Sports Guy column for ESPN.com's Page 2 and ESPN: The Magazine. A former sports reporter for the Boston Herald, he founded the award-winning bostonsportsguy.com website in 1997 and was a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. He commutes between his home in Los Angeles and Fenway Park.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    A Must Read For Baseball Fans

    Well thought out, funny, and an easy read with hysterical 'footnotes.' This book captures the passion for the game--and what it means to be a true fan of YOUR team. And, for what it's worth, the correct spelling is 'nobodies' Mo Vaughn spelled his name with an 'n'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Simmons really cheaped out on this one.

    Im a Bill Simmons fan, and I have enjoyed him since his AOL days and will continue to do so. That said. This book isnt funny, its not. Simmons articles are funny but do you really want to read about 70 of them back to back to back...yeah he livens them up a little with his footnotes, and it just isnt enough. I'm wondering if Simmons was looking to make a quick buck with this book because isnt very original or would I imagine hard to copy his articles into the book. I hope Bill conitunes to shine on ESPN.com as I eagerly await his next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Who are the Champs?

    When was the last time the Yankees won a world series? I'll tell you where to put your 26 World Champions...you're only as good as your last season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    A great read for everybody....

    except perhaps bitter Yankee fans. I live in Los Angeles and have no allegances to either Boston or New York in fact, I'm not even that big of baseball fan. I have been reading Bill Simmons's columns for several years and he is by far one of the, if not the, best sportswriter out there. His knowledge is amazing and his wit is outstanding. I would recommend this book to anyone for an enjoyable look at the life of a Red Sox fan. Yankees fans need not apply....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2005

    Brilliant Writing

    The SportsGuy's columns have, for years, hit the nail right on the head when it comes to Boston sports. This book is no different. It's a must-read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    this isn't a blog

    now if the previous poster knew something about the author he would have realized hes not on the bandwagon, hes actually a brilliant writer from new england who writes almost daily for espn.com. secondly if the previous poster knew something about baseball he'd realize that success is success, the only thing you can do is tip your cap to the champions on second thought hes probably a yankees fan so what does he know anyway. get this book its fantastic even if you dont like the red sox.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Yankee fans are bitter little men

    The Sports Guy is funny, insightful and has lived and died with Boston sports all his life. After last year's biggest choke job since Momma Cass Elliott, the Yankees needed to spend as much on their pitching staff as NASA did on the lunar space module. This is a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2005

    Ddi you win the East after leading by 5 games?

    You're a wild card team...again. Normally teams who have won the wild card and the world series don't make the post season the next season...so you got lucky there. And why must every dumb, half-witted person, celeb or non celeb who have jumped on this team's bandwagon write a book about the 2004 season. Get a life. You are nododys. My excriments look better then what is on Trot Nixon's helmet. And one more thing, Ortiz is another Mo vaugh. He'll be out of baseball in a few years and his numbers will decline. LOSERS!

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