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IMPERFECT: An Improbable Life

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

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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User Review  - zzshupinga - LibraryThing

ARC provided by Goodreads When I was growing up I wasn’t really into sports. I could barely play them and they just didn’t do much for me. But I did like reading baseball stories and I remember ... Read full review

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User Review  - jsewvello - LibraryThing

Jim Abbott pitched for four teams, including two years with the Yankees. In one of those games he threw a no-hitter. Since I am a Yankee fan, I was very pleased to receive this book. I thought the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrgoetziii - LibraryThing

Obviously a remarkably inspiring story, Jim Abbott's autobiography tells of his rise and career as a left-handed pitcher for the Angels, Yankees, White Sox, and Brewers. Abbott, who was born with a ... Read full review

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User Review  - dchaikin - LibraryThing

17. Imperfect : An Improbable Life by Jim Abbott with Tim Brown (2012, 290 pages, read April 8-15) Early Reviewer At some point, in high school, I caught a story in Sports Illustrated about a ... Read full review

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User Review  - GaryLeeJones - LibraryThing

A very thoughtful exploration not only of biographical events but of their emotional and psychological impacts on Abbott. The writing throughout is clear, often very moving. The structure takes some ... Read full review

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User Review  - michigantrumpet - LibraryThing

As a Michigan Woman, I remember Jim Abbott coming to pitch for the Wolverines. I've followed with pride and admiration his subsequent glories: Pan Am Games, Gold medal in the Olympics, major league ... Read full review

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User Review  - CharlesBoyd - LibraryThing

Imperfect, An Improbable Life, by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown is not a book about a pitcher who was a star in college, won a gold medal in the Olympics, pitched ten years in the big leagues, and pitched ... Read full review

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Jim Abbott was one of those players who transcended his sport - you couldn't not root for him no matter what team he played for. His autobiography alternates between chapters about his personal life ... Read full review

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