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Length: 62 pages

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  • File Size: 123 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089XJJKC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rick Marin spent the first half of his career as a journalist, telling other people's stories -- as a reporter for the New York Times Sunday Styles section, a senior writer at Newsweek, an advice columnist for Mademoiselle -- and the second half mining his own life for material. He left the New York Times to write Cad: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor, a memoir of his misspent bachelor years. The book was optioned by Miramax, which launched a new career writing for film and TV. He's also published short stories and had two one-act plays produced in Los Angeles. Last year, he wrote his first eBook -- a bestselling Kindle Single called Keep Swinging, about becoming the world's least likely sports dad and what he learned about sports and life from his super-jock son. He lives in the Hancock Park section of L.A. with his wife, Ilene Rosenzweig,and their two boys, Diego and Kingsley.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michelle R on July 17, 2012
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To quote F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was quoting Abe Lincoln: If you like this sort of thing, this, possibly, is the sort of thing you'll like.

This was fine. Almost everything was fine. The coaching his kid stories were interesting, the best part. However, I couldn't quite warm up to this writer, who seemed to be more interested in writing about his career slump, and the stress it put on his marriage. Even the coaching stories were laced with professional angst. He clearly was attempting to connect his lessons in coaching with taking more chances in his work, but the connection read as tenuous, strained.

I'm pleased I read this, I was entertained, but this wasn't love. In biographical works, I always ask myself would I like to do lunch with this person, and this didn't pass this test for me, but I'm content with the time spent.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By wilderfulford on June 9, 2012
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Rick Marin wrote Cad, a very funny memoir about dating and relationships (and a fair bit else) in New York that ended with his marriage to Ilene. This new single picks up the thread in Los Angeles years and two sons later, when Rick, a proud beta male and indoor kind of guy finds himself in somewhat bemused and befuddeld possession of a baseball-mad son and the clipboard and jersey of a little league coach. Very very funny, with Marin's characteristic winning combination of self-effacing humour and keen observation.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Phineas Finn on June 9, 2012
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Keep Swinging tells two stories--one about the changes fatherhood brings, and the other about the risks and rewards of changing careers after 40. It's funny, touching, revelatory, and the best $1.99 you'll spend aside from a Yoo-Hoo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Jay Friedman on June 26, 2012
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On Rick Marin's Keep Swinging:

Funny and touching -- that rare combination. Marin pulls it off in this comedy no-hitter. Bruce Jay Friedman
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rob Long on June 9, 2012
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A terrific and oddly moving book about trying to be a certain kind of dad. You don't have to be a sports nut to love this book, or to be a great father.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra King on May 31, 2014
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This dad sums it up perfectly. Same story, no matter the youth sport. Girls, boys, moms, dads. Loved it and will read his other books now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By claire jones on May 30, 2013
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i enjoyed this book, though it was not the type of book I would usually read. I would read another book by this author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Solange Santos-Wysham on March 30, 2013
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Entertaining. Well written. Cute. If we could just learn with kids until the last day of our lives. No judging.
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