The Yogi Book

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Overview

"It's déjà vu all over again"—only better. The Yogi Book, the New York Times bestseller, now has a fresh new design throughout, new photographs, a career timeline, and all-new appreciations by some of his greatest fans, including Billy Crystal. And it's timed to coincide with the 85th birthday of this American legend who's more beloved than ever.

As for the quotes, well, Yogi Berra's gift for saying the smartest things in the funniest, most memorable ways has made him a legend. ...

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Overview

"It's déjà vu all over again"—only better. The Yogi Book, the New York Times bestseller, now has a fresh new design throughout, new photographs, a career timeline, and all-new appreciations by some of his greatest fans, including Billy Crystal. And it's timed to coincide with the 85th birthday of this American legend who's more beloved than ever.

As for the quotes, well, Yogi Berra's gift for saying the smartest things in the funniest, most memorable ways has made him a legend. Or, as The New Yorker put it, "Hardly anybody would quarrel that . . . Winston Churchill has been replaced by Yogi Berra as the favorite source of quotations." The Yogi Book brings all of his famous quotes together in one place—and even better, gives the story behind them. "It ain't over 'til it's over."—that’s Yogi's answer to a reporter when he was managing the Mets in July 1973, and they were nine games out of first place (not only quotable, but prophetic—they won the pennant). "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."—Yogi's comment to Stan Musial and Joe Garagiola about Ruggieri's Restaurant in St. Louis 1959. "It gets late early out there."—Yogi describing how shadows crept across Yankee Stadium's left field during late autumn afternoons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761154433
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/26/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 207,984
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

YOGI BERRA is one of America's most beloved sports personalities. On the field, his exploits with the New York Yankees made him a vital part of the most successful sports franchise ever. Off the field, his wit and humor have made him a unique and ubiquitous part of American culture.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    This short book contains many of our favorite Yogi-isms.  (If I

    This short book contains many of our favorite Yogi-isms.  (If I have to define that term, this book may not be for you.  On the other hand, maybe this would be a nice exposure to them!)   It even contains a little background on where the quote came from, or what Yogi was trying to communicate – plus some anecdotes from friends and former teammates.  It also has some nice photographs, taken both on and off the field.

    Unfortunately, there is so little content to this book that it felt like a quick money-grab by the publishers.  I would have preferred a LITTLE more substance – something that took me more than an hour to go through cover-to-cover.

    It is what it is.  

    RATING: 3 stars.

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