A Nice Tuesday

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U of Nebraska Press, Sep 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 341 pages
In A Nice Tuesday, Pat Jordan chronicles his decision to reclaim the failed potential of his youth. A young baseball pitcher of inordinate promise, Jordan had been one of the Milwaukee Braves first ?bonus babies.? His struggle through the minor leagues and ultimate failure to play in the majors, eloquently chronicled in A False Spring, defined his youth. At fifty-six, Jordan realizes that ?this trivial thing? has also defined his life and decides to make a comeback. He whips himself back into playing condition and convinces an independent minor-league team, the Waterbury (Connecticut) Spirit, to let him return to the mound one last time. In this memoir, Jordan lays bare his midlife quest with honesty and humor, making A Nice Tuesday about much more than baseball.
 

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A Nice Tuesday: A Memoir

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In his much-admired 1975 memoir A False Spring (Hungry Mind, 1998. reprint), Jordan told of his failure as a young aspiring pitcher and his successful rebirth as a journalist. Now, at 56, an age far ... Read full review

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ONE
1
TWO
12
THREE
25
FOUR
39
FIVE
67
SIX
87
SEVEN
108
EIGHT
121
ELEVEN
179
TWELVE
191
THIRTEEN
228
FOURTEEN
252
FIFTEEN
278
SIXTEEN
292
SEVENTEEN
312
EPILOGUE
339

NINE
139
TEN
165

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Pat Jordan is the author of numerous books, including the memoir A False Spring, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, among other periodicals, and his work has been included in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Essays, and the Norton Anthology of World Literature. More information about the author is available on his Web site at www.patjordanstories.com.

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