- File Size: 661 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Publisher: Crown Archetype (February 6, 2010)
- Publication Date: February 10, 2010
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0037BS308
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,931 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Idiot: Beating The Curse and Enjoying the Game of Life Kindle Edition
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As someone else mentioned, he does come off very cocky. Pinpoints certain stats in certain years to make himself sound like the league MVP. He calls out teammates/ex-teammates for specific plays/decisions.
I was hoping that this would be an "inside" look at the 2004 Sox from the player/clubhouse standpoint. Don't buy it if that's what you're looking for. Unfortunately, it's just an inside look at a player who thinks a lot of himself. I was surprised that he came off like this. I expect it from someone like Schilling, but really thought Damon was more down to earth. Oh well. I'll wait for Bill Mueller or Tim Wakefield to write a book before I buy another one.
The inaccuracies in the stats, cited by others, are appalling.
What this book is NOT is a good behind-the-scenes look at the 2004 Red Sox. You get a few good bits, but not enough to justify the price of the book. What you get a lot more of is Johnny Damon being repulsively full of himself. His statement that "I banged 9 women during my wife's 36-hour labor" was absolutely appalling and morally repugnant. Then he has the gall to blame HER for their divorce because she was "too paranoid." The book was pretty badly written and was full of typographical errors and factual mistakes that every casual fan will pick up on. I knew from previous input I had from others that I might not like the book, but I didn't expect to come away flat-out hating the guy. That is what this book will do to you. The degree of selfishness and boastfulness is nauseating.
Please save your money. If you MUST read it, get it from a library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only because I had to rate it. This really made me dislike Johnny and that's too bad. The book was all over the place! Just kept going off on tangents then coming back. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Johnson
You can tell this book was written by an athlete. First, Damon does not come off as modest. He's certainly willing to tell you exactly how good he is, and how much he means to his... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Section36
This book was written like a 17 year old suffering from ADHD. It jumps around and repeats itself so much, it's difficult to follow an even flow. Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by J. J. Duffney
Johnny Damon seems like a really great guy, but this book is pretty darned lousy.
My biggest problem with it is that he is too nice, and says nothing negative about anyone. Read more
Excellent delivery time - reasonably priced - great for the Red Sox to win a world series championshipPublished on August 20, 2010 by Peter J. Sheldon
I'll admit it right here and now; I'm a Yankees fan, so this is the last book I ever thought I would be reading. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by K. Karls
I probably would never have had this book in hand if not for buying it for 25 cents at a tag sale..I am a loyal Red Sox fan, have been for many years and thought I would give it a... Read morePublished on September 17, 2008 by nancy delliber
This book is great. It is about the life of Johnny Damon and how he created a spark in the Red Sox which would lead to a World Series and an end of a historic curse. Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by James Privateer
The book I'm reviewing is Idiot by Johnny Damon. I thought this book is awesome and deserves five stars. I think it is great because it is very, very funny. Read morePublished on November 13, 2007 by Mrs.Thomas' Students