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Alyssa Milano is in love; she has been for some time. But the object of her affection isn't the subject of tabloid gossip or an actor; in fact, it isn't even a guy. It's a game, a game of nine innings that uses a ball made of leather and cork. A game called baseball.
Now in Safe at Home, Alyssa Milano, the mind behind the bestselling sports-clothing line Touch, tells the story about her lifelong obsession with baseball, revealing what the game has meant to her and why everyone should take a chance on nine innings. Like it does for so many of us, Alyssa's baseball story begins with a father. A native Brooklynite who scorned the Dodgers for abandoning the city he loved, her father was reunited with the team when he and his young daughter moved out west for a fledging TV show called Who's the Boss. It was then that Alyssa learned one of the fundamental truths of the game: No matter where you are, no matter how old you are, baseball connects you to your past.
As it turned out, the Dodgers were just the beginning. More than simply a book about the Dodgers, Safe at Home offers a view from the bleachers unlike any other, as Alyssa gives a fan's perspective on the heart-ache, headache, and joy that make every baseball season worth following. From arguing about the importance of baseball history to appreciating the quiet months of the off-season to criticizing Major League Baseball's response to the steroid scandal, Alyssa intertwines her thoughts about the game with stories from her life, bringing an intelligent, wry, and entertaining female voice to the world of baseball writing.
Throughout all the shifts in Alyssa's life—the madness of growing up a child star, having to navigate life's most awkward phases in front of the cameras—baseball has been her one constant, a distraction that was always welcome. Whether you're already a fan or you need some convincing, Safe at Home makes a compelling case for why baseball is and always will be America's game. The end result is a unique and unexpected book that is equal parts memoir, manifesto, and love letter to our national pastime.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Alyssa Milano starred on such iconic TV shows as Who's the Boss? and Charmed. She continues to act and produce while also running Touch, the sports-clothing line for women that she founded. In addition, she is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and the lead ambassador for Global Network. She lives in Los Angeles.
Enjoyed reading her take on the game of baseball. Kept my attention! Liked how she compared it to life.Published 4 months ago by Kim Swartz
I never thought a book by a 1980s child star would help me with my Fantasy baseball team, but certain portions of this book (which I can't reveal, as other teams in my league might... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Musings
Actress Alyssa Milano is in love--with baseball. In fact, I'd call her an absolute fanatic. She knows all the stats, all the history, and goes to even more games than I do, which... Read morePublished 13 months ago by lindapanzo
I love baseball. I love the Dodgers. I love Alyssa Milano. So I felt like this book was written just for me. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by James Duckett
I really enjoyed this book. Its better than some other "sports" books i have read that are all about the sport, but this one has some heart and there is more to it than just... Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by cojunk
I vacillated a bit on how to review this book. Milano started out strong in her introductory chapter and then fizzled after that. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by bronx book nerd
I WAS VERY HESITANT IN WANTING TO READ THIS. I FELT THAT A FEMALE ACTRESS WOULD HAVE A BUNCH OF AIR HEADED AND STUPID COMMENTS TO FILL THIS BOOK. Read morePublished on November 20, 2010 by COOL JEWEL
Let's start off by saying that I am a Braves fan, but moreover a lover of all sports particularly baseball, so when people misquote stuff, especially where my Braves are concerned... Read morePublished on June 27, 2010 by DPeezy
A book worth the buy for any Alyssa Milano fan. It's a very interesting read, and it's worth reading more than once! Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Elizabeth Dziuk