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Wiffle® Ball: The Ultimate Guide Paperback – April 1, 2010
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Michael's ability to identify, engage, and help shape cutting-edge brands led him to Maxim and FUBU where he worked closely with the CEOs as a trusted advisor in both creative projects and business development.
His early career included stints as a local TV anchor and reporter, followed by a gig producing and hosting Fox Sports' Reverse Angle.
Michael received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in good ol' NYC.
Top Customer Reviews
- If you're a fan of wiffleball how I have been of years this is a great book for you. This book goes into the history of the family that created this great game, how the ball was created, photos, articles on famous people who document their experiences growing up with wiffleball, Tournaments and leagues that have been created and photos of some of the most outrageous wiffleball stadiums people ever created on their own property. There is even a chapter on how to throw different pitches.
- I do with the overall size of the book was larger as it really is a "guide" as its the size of a smaller novel vs a large book which I expected. Not a huge deal but I couldn't tell in the photo so I wanted to make the detail part of the review.
- Overall pleased I bought it. Price was about right and I enjoyed the read.
To that end, the book overdelivers. It's a fun read. Period. In my estimation, it's got exactly the right amount of history, trivia, strategy and editorial from a cornucopia of celebs (only Wiffle could find a link between Dr. J and the Jonas Brothers). The book is a fast read - I think I got through it cover-to-cover in about two hours, and it's formatted to give you the story & the skills right away....seemingly in an effort to get you out swinging the iconic yellow bat as soon as possible. And to that end, we had an awesome game last Sunday that went nearly 3 hours! My pitch still needs work, but the summer lays ahead.
I don't quite understand one of the previous reviews where the writing is criticized as "too colloquial". Um, it's Wiffle Ball - did you see the cover? In my opinion, Hermann's writing style matches the fun, family, throwback-to-youth energy that embodies Wiffle energy. If you're a lifelong Wiffle expert, then yes, you will likely know most of what the book offers, but it doesn't mean you can make the slotted ball dive & curve......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As an "ultimate guide" I found too little guidance and basic structure of the game. Like the author said, you gotta start with some rules. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Kate V. Somerville
Michael Hermann has put together a most informative book about Wiffle Ball, past and present. The reader is introduced to the family who started it all, someone the author knows... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Joi Muratore
Great Book. A perfect gift for the avid sports fan. Michael's love for the game definitely comes through in his writing. Love the interviews and tips. Highly recommend.Published on May 4, 2010
Awesome book. I went through it one Saturday and have opened it back up various times since. It's a very fun read about wiffle, baseball and all those things entail for fans like... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by Bob Horner fan