Where's Harry: Steve Stone Remembers His Years with Harry Caray

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A friend of the legendary sportscaster for more than 20 years, Stone regales readers with hundreds of stories about the baseball icon.

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Where's Harry?: Steve Stone Remembers 25 Years with Harry Caray

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Overview

A friend of the legendary sportscaster for more than 20 years, Stone regales readers with hundreds of stories about the baseball icon.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
...without question a book worth reading.
USA Today Baseball Weekly
Caray's sidekick cuts loose with dozens of hilarious and incredible tales of Chicago's most popular sports personality.
Chicago Tribune
...captures the fun, nostalgia, and occasional plain silliness that baseball is all about...qualifies as a great baseball book. If you loved Harry, or if you love baseball, read it.
The New York Times Book Review
Life with Harry was certainly never dull,' Steve Stone writes, and he proves the point in his anecdotal biography of the legendary sportscaster Harry Caray.
— Peggy Constantine
Jamestown Post-Journal
I hate to use an old cliche, but you can't put it down.
— Jim Riggs
The New York Times Book Review - Peggy Constantine
'Life with Harry was certainly never dull,' Steve Stone writes, and he proves the point in his anecdotal biography of the legendary sportscaster Harry Caray.
Jamestown Post-Journal - Jim Riggs
I hate to use an old cliche, but you can't put it down.
Frank Sisson
...hundreds of entertaining and revealing stories that might not win Stone a Pulitzer, but will give his fellow Harry Caray fans hours of enjoyment.
ForeWord Magazine
NY Times Book Review
"Life with Harry was certainly never dull," Steve Stone writes...[in] his anecdotal biography of the legendary sportscaster Harry Caray, who died [in 1998].
Kirkus Reviews
Innocuous anecdotes and remembrances abound in this valentine to the legendary sports broadcaster Harry Caray. Stone worked alongside Caray for 15 years, offering color commentary for Chicago Cubs baseball games, until Caray's death in February 1998. Stone obviously enjoyed the experience, deferring to Caray's antics and malapropisms the way one would an eccentric uncle or spoiled—but talented—child. Stone claims in the introduction that he wanted to give a clearer picture of Caray the man, rather than Caray the broadcaster, but the book, co-written with Rozner (a sports columnist and co-author of Ryne Sandberg's autobiography Second to Home, not reviewed) avoids deep insight or controversy by offering sketchy biographic facts about Caray: he was born Harry Christopher Carabina, was orphaned at a young age, grew up impoverished, and had an active nightlife, three marriages, and health problems. The book's focus is on snapshots of Caray at work and at play (often with stars, from Mickey Mantle to Elvis). The most amusing stories demonstrate Caray's abilities as master showman and promoter in the broadcast booth (he mentioned as many fans' names as possible in order to "make some friends and sell more tickets and get better ratings"). And while Caray-isms (such as "There's danger here Cheri!" or "The big possum walks late") may not be as famous as Yogi Berra-isms (although Caray is credited here with originating the "Holy Cow" cry), they do demonstrate Caray's charm and help explain his enormous popularity. Where's Harry? (the often-asked question Stone would get from fans), though not a definitive biography, will appeal to fans of Caray and baseball who want to relax onelast time with a genuine character of the game, and perhaps hum Caray's signature song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," after they're done. The foreword is by Bob Costas. (photos, not seen)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878332335
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 667,274
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Stone

Steve Stone is an accomplished illustrator. He has worked on hundreds of book covers, most notable Stephen King’s DARK TOWER series and Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy series SHANNARA. He has produced many commissions in the advertising sector for clients as diverse as General Electric, Sony and Mars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2000

    Great job, Steve!

    This wonderful, touching book about the great man that was Harry Caray is at the top of my list. The stories portray Harry as he truly was: honest, caring, funny, and daring. He lived an interesting, exciting life, and Steve Stone has captured that in this book. Wonderful book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    Harry's Spirit Lives On

    An inspiring look into the personality of a bigger than life man. Steve Stone gives the reader a look into the many facets of Harry Caray's love of the fans and baseball. I felt closer to Harry as I read this book. His spirit lives on. Thanks Steve for this adventure.

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