May 28, 2020
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
This year as part of Blog Audit Challenge 2020 I’m going back to update older review posts. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads, and today I’m sharing my review of a favorite memoir, Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin….nostalgic, thoughtful, and memorable nonfiction.
If you are missing baseball this season because of Covid-19, this book might be for you!
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Genre/Categories: Nonfiction, Memoir, Biography, Baseball, Nostalgia,
“From loyal baseball fans, the refrain “Wait Until Next Year!” can often be heard after suffering a disappointing loss. In fact, it was after the Dodgers’ loss in Game 7 of the recent World Series that a fan vehemently shouted these exact words captured by a reporter’s microphone and camera. At that time, I was reminded of Goodwin’s Wait Till Next Year that had been on my TBR list for some time and which had been declared one of my husband’s favorite reads last year. In honor of the recent, well-played, and highly spirited 2017 World Series, I decided it’s timely to read and review this popular memoir.
In Wait Till Next Year, Doris tells of meeting baseball heroes, of nail-biting games, of having to confess at Confession that she wished the other team’s players would be injured so Dodgers could win, of the exciting World Series win in 1955, and of her sorrow as the Dodgers left Brooklyn in 1957. She was so devastated by the loss of her team that she avoided baseball for years after the Dodgers left, and when she was convinced as a young adult to attend a Red Sox game, she transferred her loyalties, started keeping score again, and passed on her love of the game to her son. In addition to the loss of the Dodgers, she also tells of the loss of her mother at an early age.”
Nostalgic, family-centered, and loads of fun for baseball fans …..
Continue reading my review of Wait Till Next Year to see what I loved.
QOTD: Have you read Wait Till Next Year or is it on your TBR?
If you’re thinking ahead for Father’s Day, this might be a great gift for a baseball fan!
I love baseball almost as much as hockey. This sounds like one I would enjoy. Great share Carol.
I think you would enjoy it Carla! It’s also about so much more!
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I’m not much for sports, but DKG is required reading for me and I LOVED this. Also loved Ken Burns Baseball documentary. Good review.
Thanks! So much more than sports to enjoy! I loved the nostalgia!
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