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High and Tight:: The Rise and Fall of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry Hardcover – April 14, 1996

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Guaranteed to dominate the sports page, this inside story of the trials and tribulations of two of baseball's biggest and brightest stars relates the hopes, heartbreaks, excesses, and exorcisms of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. of photos.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Villard; 1st edition (April 14, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679448993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679448990
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Having grown up and watching Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden shine for the Big Apple's "other team," I was initially afraid to read this book. I was afraid of the brutal honesty that I would encounter and about tarnishing the images of my two childhood heroes. I was right, the book is brutaly honest, yet so captivating, I really couldn't put it down. The book follows the careers of the two men from thier days growing up to their darkest hours. I really enjoyed watching both players before I read the book, but after reading it, I feel as though I know them personally and was right there with them during all of the incidents that took place. I respect these two men so much for having conqured their demons. Nothing they acomplish on the field could ever equal the magnitude of the personal victories that they have attained. Kudos to author Bob Klapisch for capturing the reader's attention with his captive descriptions of the players' individual situations.
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By A Customer on January 2, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Very sad, but honest story. There were things in the book I never knew. I recommend it to any baseball fan
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By A Customer on May 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
High and Tight is a tried and true page-turner, an excellent sociological study of two rising urban stars who found that life in the big apple was too much for them to handle. The book also reveals some interesting stories concerning the other members of the 1986 Mets, a team divided in two camps-bible beaters and party animals.
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