“Wait Till Next Year" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Baseball, professional, memoir, Dodgers, classic
October 21, 1997
4 of 5 stars (very good)
Most baseball fans like to tell stories of when they first became fans as children. Some stories are certainly more entertaining and told better than others. One collection of baseball stories that fits this description is this very good memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin that tells about her childhood when she was cheering for her beloved Brooklyn Dodgers.
Goodwin is a well-known historian and was also a sports writer when it was not filled with many opportunities for women. Given how she writes about her memories of the Dodgers and the many memories she has of them and her family, it is easy to see why she chose and succeeded in these professions. Her recollections of not only her fandom of the Dodgers but also those of her childhood friends, her loving family and her Catholic upbringing are excellent reading and will be enjoyed by all who love to read about family, baseball or childhood.
So many fellow readers and reviewers have enjoyed this book and I am happy to be another one who recommends this book to nearly everyone. It was a quick, happy read that while it wasn't long on substance, it was loaded with fun, love and the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was very impressive to read just how much she knew about "dem Bums" back in her formative years.
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