Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer!

My review of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer has been posted over at Arete, the listserv of the Sports Literature Association. I write a lot of reviews and do not make mention of them here, but I do so in this instance for two reasons. First, it is a wonderful book that will appeal to the sports-mad segment of dcat. Second, I'll be appearing with the author of RJYH, Warren St. John, at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville in March. (The ethical caveat: I was asked to do the review long before I ever even was offerred the chance to be part of the festival, and I was offerred that opportunity long before they hooked me up with St. John in the same reading and signing. I also have never met and do not know St. John. I am looking forward to meeting him, to be sure, but my review is based solely on my feeling for the book.)

There are a couple of glitches with the review that I swear are not mine. The editor (whom I hold in high regard and with whom I have had a good working relatonship) decided to take out my three footnotes, which explained further a few things, and one of the footnote numbers remains in the text. She also edited my first paragraph so that the last sentence is a bit awkward and may not even actually be a sentence. In any case, enjoy, and if the review so inspires you, I would encourage you to go get St. John's book (and I can think of a certain Red Sox book with which you can pair it to qualify for super saver shipping over at Amazon!).


Thunderstick said...

"First, it is a wonderful book that will appeal to the sports-mad segment of dcat."

Which of your 5 readers is that??

Oh Snap!!

dcat said...

I have at least seven readers, son!

Donnie Baseball said...

That assumes that all seven actually read your posts before making a comment.

dcat said...

I have learned not to assume anything about the lackwits and knuckleheads who read this blog.