You Know Me Al

You Know Me Al

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by Ring Lardner
     
 

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You know me Al is a classic of baseball- the game and the community. It's about competition, about the ability to reason, and most of all it's about being human.

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You know me Al is a classic of baseball- the game and the community. It's about competition, about the ability to reason, and most of all it's about being human.

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Library Journal
Lardner's famous collection of humorous short stories gets the no-frills treatment from Dover's "Thrift Editions" series. A buck here buys a million dollars worth of laughs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780020223429
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
09/11/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
782,947
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ring W. Lardner (1885-1933), America’s great humorist and short-story writer, began his career as a sports writer. His stories, often cynical and pessimistic, are peopled by ordinary characters. He often used his own experiences as inspiration for his fiction. Some of his other works include Round Up , Haircut , and The Big Town.

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You Know Me Al 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WTVCrimeDawg More than 1 year ago
Ring Lardner does a fantastic job of showing us the baseball world and the American culture through this epistolary novel that covers two baseball seasons in the life of Jack Keefe. The letters are filled with baseball language (literal and metaphorical), misspellings and grammatical errors, and the flawed character traits that make up Jack Keefe. At first I felt a little sorry for Jack and his naivete, but then I realized Jack was an ignorant, stubborn, self-centered boob. He never learns from his mistakes (on the field or off the field). Yes, we know you Jack. Ring Lardner does an outstanding job of building Jack into a character. You Know Me Al is a must-have for baseball fans.