IMPERFECT: An Improbable Life

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Former Major League pitcher Abbott recounts the ups and downs of his career—and how he managed to succeed despite being born without a right hand.Abbott's athletic success was perpetually viewed through the lens of his disability. His achievements, while impressive, were deemed extraordinary relative to what the average one-handed person might expect to accomplish. Such judgment rankled the ... Read full review

Review: Imperfect: An Improbable Life

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Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott as a boy dreamed of being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who saw in his condition not a disability but an extraordinary opportunity, Jim became a twosport standout in high school, then an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning. As a 19yearold, Jim beat the vaunted Cuban National Team. By twentyone ... Read full review

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