- File Size: 193 KB
- Print Length: 62 pages
- Publication Date: June 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0089XJJKC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Keep Swinging (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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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.
It's hard to look at yourself and see your own faults, to see where you're going wrong, where you need to do better, where you need to keep swinging, trying just that little bit harder in whatever you're doing, whether that's sports, career, marriage, or just living life in general. I really liked that line about not being a supporting actor in your own life. Sure, there are plenty of lines like that out there, sports metaphors and lines that may even sound cliche to some, but really, does that matter, especially when you read something that makes you then consider how you're living your own life?
Marin delivers this life lesson with wit and a kind of self-deprecating humor, but it's never harsh or biting. And I liked that. His own experience makes you consider things, but not uncomfortably so. Instead, it's a gentle irony; it's that moment when you look in the mirror and see the truth and can admit it. Keep Swinging has a good amount of heart to it, and a personal message served up with some easy humor, clarity and truth, regardless if you're a dad or not. (This is from a chick's point of view :).
Funny and touching -- that rare combination. Marin pulls it off in this comedy no-hitter. Bruce Jay Friedman
So, it was with great enjoyment and personal self-reflection that I read Marin's story of his tireless efforts at encouraging and engaging Diego's interests (even though he didn't necessarily share those same interests). As a bonus, the arc of his simultaneously trying to achieve his own personal/professional fulfillment came through very genuinely. Bravo!
Intertwined with his sports trials/joys are the struggles faced by Rick's lane change from New York journalist to California screenwriter. This book bares the Rick Marin trademark of courage, spirit, humor and intelligence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A super read, with some funny descriptions on how you describe feelings,emotions and that quirky humor was refreshing to read.
From your distant relative in Australia Jon
Great story- well written and realistic characters that I can relate to. I have never heard of Mr. Marin before, but I will certainly check out some more of his work.Published 16 months ago by M. Brown
A thoroughly engaging, funny, heartfelt memoir about what it's like to be a sports-challenged dad to an all-around sport of a son. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lost in L.A.
It was a cute book, but it was missing something. I can't put my finger on it.Published 19 months ago by dido
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