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Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Doris Kearns Goodwin

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for "their" team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. While this activity forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter, her mother formed an equally strong relationship with her … see full wiki

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
3 reviews about Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
review by . March 23, 2006
Doris Kearns Goodwin took a break from national history to get personal in this 1997 memoir of her experiences growing up a Long Island girl in the 1940s and 1950s rooting for the hard-luck Brooklyn Dodgers. Like Bob and Ray used to say, her loss is your gain.    I admit approaching this book with some trepidation. Clearly the book was inspired by Goodwin's participation as one of many talking pinheads on Ken Burns' self-important 1994 TV documentary "Baseball." On that show, …
review by . January 27, 2003
There isn't much of a plot to "Wait Till Next Year"--Brooklyn girl and rabid Dodger fan grows up very Catholic in the late '40s and early '50s, while her mother slowly wastes away and dies. The title is a catch phrase that Brooklyn Dodgers fans used over and over again when their team was eliminated from the pennant race for yet another year. Dodgers trivia jostles against family history, and wonderful set-pieces on, for instance what it was like to own the first television on the block.If you were …
review by . December 30, 1999
Pros: wonderfully written, fabulous book     Cons: it ends     Last fall, I would read "Wait Till Next Year" every morning while eating breakfast. I didn't want to put it down. As a result, I had to rush to catch the bus. When the book ended (entirely too soon!) I felt a void in my life.       Doris Kearns Goodwin is a fantastic historian. Her other works include books on FDR, JFK, and other important figures of our time. In "Wait …
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