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A nice Tuesday : a memoir
Jordan, Pat.
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New York : Golden Books, 1999.
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341 pages ; 22 cm
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GV865.J67 A3 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Pat Jordan's 1975 memoir about his one-year career in the Major Leagues, A False Spring, was a surprising and remarkable success that Time magazine hailed as "one of the best and truest books about baseball and coming to maturity in America". Twenty years later and not entirely content with the creature comforts of middle age, Jordan decides to return to America's favorite pastime and pitch again in this wonderfully humerous and warmly touching memoir of faded sports dreams that can't entirely be abandoned.

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In his much-admired 1975 memoir A False Spring (Hungry Mind, 1998. reprint), Jordan told of his failure as a young aspiring pitcher and his successful rebirth as a journalist. Now, at 56, an age far past the end of even the best baseball careers, he labors to pitch once more, revisiting his youthful disappointment by joining a minor league team, the Waterbury (Connecticut) Spirit. He recalls his boyhood pitching promise, his domineering brother, and his alienated first wife and children. Though happily remarried with six beloved dogs and writing success, he struggles to pitch alongside teammates half his age. This second installment of Jordan's saga, often raunchy but still touching, is heartily recommended for both adult and young adult collections.ÄMorey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson, AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.