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5.0 out of 5 stars This is *THE* book for every Mets fan!, March 21, 2009
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This review is from: Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets (Hardcover)
I have been laughing and crying at Greg Prince's on line musings for several years now. He must be channeling my blue-and-orange-dyed soul. Greg puts into words what real Mets fans feel down deep in their bones; even if they have never put these thoughts and emotions into actual words, they will be reading them on the pages of FAFIF. This wonderful collection of essays is an autobiographical study of a fan's love affair with a baseball team that can be a sometimes teasing, sometimes tantalizing, and ofttimes downright cruel and nasty mistress. No matter what the outcome, you are left aching for more. Can you relate to the term Mets-oholic. If you can relate my words, BUY THIS BOOK. If you have bookmarked every NYC newspapers' website Mets team page on your internet browser, BUY THIS BOOK. If you would be at least a decade younger if time stood still for every moment you were watching, listening to, or reading about the NY Mets, BUY THIS BOOK. If you secretly flip the bird at every rube you see wearing a Crankees ball cap, BUY THIS BOOK. If you are studying Ericksonian stages of psychological development and want to see their parallel in a fan's relationship with a sports team, BUY THIS BOOK. Heck, if you are doing an anthropological study of idol worship, BUY THIS BOOK!
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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 10:05:51 AM PST
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Sharklady says:
After witnessing in person both Johan Santana's no-hitter in June and Dickey getting his 20th win at Citi Field at the last home game of 2012, I was left wanting more Mets baseball! Since it's a ways off until Spring Training, I satisfied my baseball fix by reading some books on my beloved Mets. Thanks for a great review -- you talked me into buying the book.
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