When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

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by Yogi Berra
     
 

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Now available in paperback, "it's déjà vu all over again" with another New York Times bestseller—more than 160,000 copies in print!

Three-time MVP and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra hit home runs twice in a row with his two previous books, The Yogi Book and It Ain't Over. Now, his winning streak continues as the celebrated

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Now available in paperback, "it's déjà vu all over again" with another New York Times bestseller—more than 160,000 copies in print!

Three-time MVP and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra hit home runs twice in a row with his two previous books, The Yogi Book and It Ain't Over. Now, his winning streak continues as the celebrated athlete and true American hero speaks about life, baseball, and "the forks in the road."

Filled with the baseball legend's inimitable and unwittingly wise aphorisms from "It ain't over till it's over" to "You can't think and hit at the same time," these reflections focus on the valuable lessons he learned on and off the field.

Editorial Reviews

Bob Costas
Yogi asked me to 'write a blurb about how supposedly smart he is' . . . . You tell me. Could Einstein hit the curve ball? Could Picasso? Yogi's a genius — a lovable, one-of-a-kind genius.
Tim Russert
Yogi Berra — a gifted athlete, a witty philosopher, a true American treasure. You'll enjoy his lessons on life.
Yankee Magazine
Classic and unforgettable baseball stories and anecdotes.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Upping the ante of such bestselling titles as It Ain't Over and The Yogi Book, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes collects more anecdotes and bon mots from the Yankees' Hall of Fame sage, Yogi Berra. A collaboration by Berra and Dave Kaplan, who is executive director of the nonprofit Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, a sports education facility at Montclair State University (close to Berra's home in Montclair, N.J.), the book pairs 40 classic Berra aphorisms "It's d j vu all over again" and "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded" among them with Berra's glosses and expansive colloquial commentary to help readers in their own decision making. Along the way, we learn the secrets to his 50-year marriage with "Carm" (they "talk over everything") and to his three-time MVP career as a player and pennant-winning seasons as a manager. ( June 1) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
There is not a lot of baseball in this work, narrated by Berra's son Dale, though the game ultimately made possible all of the very nice things that Berra has done for his family and community. Like the book, each chapter is titled with a Yogi-ism, a famous saying of this often-quoted mangler of English phraseology. The chapter then puts the Yogi-ism into personal context, linked with experiences from an incredible 46 years in professional baseball. If there is any doubt about this former athlete's impact on our lives, consider how often both political parties mentioned, "It ain't over till it's over," after the 2000 presidential election. Charming, funny, and always real. Highly recommended. Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786887446
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
05/22/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
381,924
Product dimensions:
0.43(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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