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Home and Away

Memoir of a Fan

Regular Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

Regular Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

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Jun 13, 2001

Page Count

368 Pages

ISBN-13

9780786886524

Description

The #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller from the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition–“absolutely spectacular–wise and intimate, often funny, always touching” (Scott Turow)–now in paperback, In a beautifully written narrative that runs from childhood to adulthood through times of war and peace, Scott Simon movingly traces his life as a fan–of sports, theater, politics, and the people and things he holds dear.Sports Illustrated columnist Ron Fimrite says of Home and Away, “Rarely do you find in books of this genre a clearer look into mysteries and confusions of childhood . . . moving and often amusing portraits . . . insights into the complex and often corrupt world of Chicago politics, the city being this book’s true protagonist. There are compelling scenes from Simon’s years as a war correspondent, roving reporter, and political operative . . . There is also an emotional account of Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Bulls that is a book within a book . . . “The writing is uniformly superb. This is, in fact, a memoir of such breadth and reach it compares favorably with another book that is allegedly about the nature of sports allegiance, Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes. And that, believe me, is saying something.”

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