Product Description & Features
by Random House
- Written by George F. Will
- 213 Pages
- Bestselling author of the baseball classics Men at Work and Bunts George Will chronicles the highs and mostly lows in the hundred-year history of America's most beloved baseball park, Wrigley Field
America's leading columnist returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home cathedral, Wrigley Field, now one hundred years old. Baseball is full of grandiose metaphors for life and happiness, and Wrigley Field is considered one of its sacred spaces. That said, what is the true, hyperbole-free history of Wrigley's ivy-walled confines?
In the tradition of bestsellers like Wait Till Next Year and Praying for Gil Hodges, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is baseball writing at its best. In turns unsentimental and knowledgeable, George Will explores Wrigley Field as a way to talk about his upbringing, the growth of Chicago, the history of this American pastime, and what brings us to root for the home team after all the years of heartbreak.
AMERICA'S MOST PROMINENT COLUMNIST: With a column syndicated in more than five hundred newspapers and other online venues, Will is one of the most widely read and perhaps influential columnists in America.
Country of Origin: United States