Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
297 Reviews
By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball.

Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
101
4 stars
133
3 stars
55
2 stars
7
1 star
1

I discovered I love DKG's writing style. - Goodreads
Well written in a lovely story telling kind of way. - Goodreads
I enjoy Goodwin's style of writing. - Goodreads
Her story telling ability is exceptional. - Goodreads
I like her storytelling. - Goodreads
Just a priceless piece of writing, for me anyway. - Goodreads

Review: Wait Till Next Year

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

A nice read. I like her storytelling. Read full review

Review: Wait Till Next Year

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

Doris Kearns Goodwin brings her Pulitzer prize winning talents to this personal memoir. This is a great coming of age summer read. It is refreshing to see a book from a female e writer about the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
28
Section 4
33
Section 5
39
Section 6
52
Section 7
67
Section 8
84
Section 13
172
Section 14
184
Section 15
185
Section 16
211
Section 17
214
Section 18
215
Section 19
231
Section 20
252

Section 9
100
Section 10
120
Section 11
155
Section 12
168
Section 21
259
Section 22
264
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin.

Bibliographic information