Mark Fainaru-Wada, coauthor of Game of Shadows
“Trading Manny should be required reading for anybody associated with Major League Baseball, including players, managers, trainers, GMs, union leaders, and, especially, the Commissioner. This is the story of what it’s like to be a fan, to worship players as kids do, but then to grapple with learning that your heroes are human. Jim Gullo and his son take readers on a journey that underscores the challenges not only of growing up in the so-called ‘Steroid Era’ but, even more so, of refusing to fall out of love with the game.”
Doug Glanville, ESPN analyst and author of The Game from Where I Stand
“Any parent who sees a dream inside the heart of their child will exhale that someone has finally tried to express the shattering effects of baseball’s inability to teach from its failings. Jim has attacked it head-on, with both raw honesty and fatherly tenderness.”
Dale Murphy, two-time National League MVP and Founder of the I Won’t Cheat Foundation
“Sometimes it takes a child’s vision for adults to see clearly. In Trading Manny, Jim Gullo and his wise-beyond-his-years son Joe, seek answers…Why did players do this to the game we love? And can we come back to the game after this time of rampant cheating and disregard for our national pastime? Trading Manny helps us all through the tough times we who love the game had to go through.”
Library Journal, 1/23/12
“A book that will be enjoyed and appreciated by even the most jaded of baseball fans.”
Jim Gullo’s writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Premiere, Islands, Saveur, and other publications. He is the author of several books and guidebooks and lives in Oregon. Find him at www.jimgullo.com.
Even if you don't love baseball, you'll love Joe who must be one of the cutest, smartest kids ever.
Their quest for the truth takes the reader on a journey that brings them closer together for the game they loved but with which they had grown disenchanted.
Jim Gullo has written a beautiful, memoir-quality description of how he and his 7-year-old son Joe were mightily impacted by baseball's PED scandal.
I bought this book for my sweet hubster. He loved it. He has loaned it to a friend and plans to loan it to others. Great book.Published 19 months ago by D. M. Fallon
Thank you Jim Gullo to take us along on the wonderful trip with his son to re- discover the love of baseball.Published on December 2, 2012 by Nonatchka
A captivating read. Gullo brings to life the innocence of his young son, who questions his heroes use of steriods. How many fathers found themselves in that same quandry? Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by James W. Johnson
The father-son relationship is a staple of the classic baseball book, usually served up with a strong dose of nostalgia. Well, Jim Gullo certainly has the father-son part down. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by the deliberate tourist
It's hard to believe that a comprehensive work on PED and steroids in baseball has not come to my attention before. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by R. Gianforti