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It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium, by John Ed Bradley

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HejiraHenry, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Anybody else got a review copy of this book yet?

    I devoured it yesterday ... it's a heartbreaking memoir of his days as a player at LSU and how it has affected the rest of his life.

    I'm going to overreach, probably, but I'll say it belongs on the shelf next to A Fan's Notes and Richard Ford's Sportswriter books.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I assume the book came out of that terrific story he wrote for SI about his LSU days?
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Yes. I got a review copy in the mail this week from the WWL.
  4. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I read that article on a flight to Miami to cover a Saints exhibition game with two colleagues from the Times-Picayune. One of the guys had made a couple of copies, so we read at the same time. Damn plane got dusty before we took off. All three of us noticed.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Been sitting on my desk for a week now, haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks to y'all's reviews, I'll start on it tonight.
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Shit, I really want to read that.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Shit I need to read this book. That SI story was one of the most poignant pieces of writing I have ever laid eyes on. It was a life lesson wrapped up in a story about sports, written only the way a master with words could do it. John Ed Bradley is a fantastic writer.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Anyone got a link to the original story? I haven't read it since it was in SI.
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