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Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season Hardcover – March 1, 2009

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About the Author

Jim McArdle is a Chicago-area native who graduated from Columbia College in the South Loop and began a career in sports journalism in 1987. Following nine years covering community sports for suburban weekly newspaper chains, he joined the Chicago Cubs' publications department in 1996. Ascending to manager of the department in 2000, he helped make Vine Line, the ballclub's monthly magazine, one of the most respected publications in professional sports and covered the team's playoff runs in 1998, 2003, and 2007. In early 2008, he left his job with the Cubs and spent the baseball season writing this memoir.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600781586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600781582
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,105,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Jim McArdle wrote this book from a unique point of view--he worked for the Cubs for 12 years, and quit his job in order to write this book--yet he remained friends with many players and staffers at the Cubs, and had great access behind the scenes. However, where the book really shines is not behind the scenes, but out in the bleachers, in the neighborhood, and on the rooftops. McArdle tells the stories of many Cubs fans, including himself, one by one, making human characters out of many of the bleacher regulars and other faithful fans. In addition, this is one of the best books about the Wrigleyville neighborhood, telling the recent history of each building on Waveland and Sheffield. It's great stuff. Tim Wiles, Cooperstown, NY
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Having lived in the neighborhood for a time and been a Cubs' fan from birth, I was quite excited to read this book. It was well worth it. Mr. McArdle does an excellent job capturing both the spirit of the neighborhood as he documents the Cubs' failed season. For baseball fans, it's an interesting perspective on Cubsdom. I highly recommend this book to Cubs' fans, baseball fans and anyone interested in the backstory of a baseball team.
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As a Cubs fans we are used to being let down. We need constant reminders, like this book, to keep the "dream" alive. Jim McArdle does a wonderful job of highlighting the reasons all Cubs fans keep on showing up, year after year Even if you aren't a baseball fan, this book offers a wonderful history of Chicago and its dedication to its Cubs!
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No Cubs fan should be without this great book . The Author goes inside Wrigleyville and the Cubs . I had a hard time putting it down . Jim's knowledge of Cubs culture is very obvious . This would make a great Christmas gift for any Cubs Fan .
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Even if you're not a Cubs fan (I am not) this is a good read with lots of baseball and Chicago sports history and plenty of entertaining stories throughout. The author had unbelievable access to the team and its fans. Go White Sox!
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This book was an easy read but impossible to put down. I tore through it this past weekend and now am ready for the '09 Cubbies. The author really has incredible insight to sports fans everywhere.
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