September 22, 2005

Sports Guy On Dead Trees

Bill Simmons' first book, "Now I Can Die in Peace," isn't supposed to come out until October 1, but Amazon is doing early shipping. The book arrived Wednesday and I finished it in about two days. The verdict? Great stuff, especially since I've already read most of it.

A collection of Simmons' Red Sox columns from over the years, the book also includes over 400 footnotes- some illuminating, some self-critical, and and some hilarious- especially a joke about Johnny Pesky that had me laughing for minutes. And even though there have already been all sorts of Red Sox books, reading the ruminations of the team's #1 fan is sort of fun- as is looking back on all the heartache, knowing how it all turned out. In fact, it's eerie how similar Simmons' '98-'99 columns about Sox sound to complaints of Phillies fans today.

So read the book- and even meet Simmons, on tour! LilB moved his flight up two hours just to make the Boston signing.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 22, 2005 09:32 PM

I can't wait to read it!!!

Posted by: red at September 23, 2005 11:03 AM

If I do in fact make it to the signing, I know what I'm asking: I'm asking him to sign it Jabaal Abdul-Simmons.

Posted by: LilB at September 26, 2005 10:19 AM
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