"(Bonds' record-breaking season is) brought vividly back to life in Josh Suchon's riveting account in This Gracious Season." -- Jon Miller, Voice of the Giants & ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, February 15, 2002
"Josh Suchon smashes a home run of his own in this remarkable book about Barry Bonds." -- Bob Nightengale, USA Today Baseball Weekly, February 20, 2002
"This Gracious Season is a great story." -- Ray Ratto, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2002
From the Publisher
This Gracious Season takes fans through the incredible ride of the 2001 season, from Bonds' motivation as the season begins, to his famous family and their impact on his career. Highlights include:
The importance of Bonds hitting his record-breaking 73rd homer against all odds
Bonds reaction to his historic 500th career home run and the nine Hall of Famers he passed on the all-time homer list.
The changes he saw in the fans and medias treatment of him throughout the season.
The effect of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The intense pressure of a pennant race.
The death threats hovering over his head.
The passing of a longtime friend late in the season.
The suspense as opponents refused to pitch to him.
The bittersweet final weekend of the season.
The impact his wife and three children had in showing him how to be a loving family man