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This review is from: Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help From Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox (Hardcover)
I've read the Sports Guy for five years and was lukewarm about the subject of this book. I basically wanted an encyclopedia of his old work or entirely new observations done in his typical style. I pretty much knew where he stood with the BoSox. Ultimately, I bought it because I wanted a first edition when it quickly went to second edition. I am glad I did for reasons completely unrelated to getting a collector's edition of an instant sports/pop-culture classic.
I truly can't put it down. (sorry, it's true).
It's like reading his column for hours. Fun footnotes on the side of the pages are basically like a running diary of him narrating the columns and giving you funny and enlightening asides.
I am unhealthily addicted to reading it (just ask my wife). I'm telling you, it's like intellectual crack. Buy it if you like the Sports Guy. Buy it if you like to sit down with your buddies and crack jokes and watch sports. Buy it if you just appreciate a fresh writing style unencumbered by the need to be "literary" in the hoity-toity sense.