Confessions Of A Baseball Fanatic
On Sale: April 1, 2009
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Sports
Alyssa Milano is in love; she has been for some time.
But the object of her affection isn't the subject of tabloid
gossip or an actor; in fact, it isn't even a guy. It's a
game, a game of nine innings that uses a ball made of
leather and cork. A game called baseball.
Safe at Home, Alyssa Milano, the mind behind the
bestselling sports-clothing line Touch, tells the story
about her lifelong obsession with baseball, revealing what
the game has meant to her and why everyone should take a
chance on nine innings. Like it does for so many of us,
Alyssa's baseball story begins with a father. A native
Brooklynite who scorned the Dodgers for abandoning the city
he loved, her father was reunited with the team when he and
his young daughter moved out west for a fledging TV show
called Who's the Boss. It was then that Alyssa
learned one of the fundamental truths of the game: No matter
where you are, no matter how old you are, baseball connects
you to your past.
As it turned out, the Dodgers
were just the beginning. More than simply a book about the
Dodgers, Safe at Home offers a view from the
bleachers unlike any other, as Alyssa gives a fan's
perspective on the heart-ache, headache, and joy that make
every baseball season worth following. From arguing about
the importance of baseball history to appreciating the quiet
months of the off-season to criticizing Major League
Baseball's response to the steroid scandal, Alyssa
intertwines her thoughts about the game with stories from
her life, bringing an intelligent, wry, and entertaining
female voice to the world of baseball writing.
Throughout all the shifts in Alyssa's life—the madness of
growing up a child star, having to navigate life's most
awkward phases in front of the cameras—baseball has been her
one constant, a distraction that was always welcome. Whether
you're already a fan or you need some convincing, Safe at
Home makes a compelling case for why baseball is and
always will be America's game. The end result is a unique
and unexpected book that is equal parts memoir, manifesto,
and love letter to our national pastime.
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