Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time its the Mariano Rivera autobiography, The Closer.
This book, which centers on the rise to fame of a man who shares how he came by his greatest love of all-baseball. This is less of a novel, and more of a clever tale of candor and realism, a tale of one man’s rise from the son of a humble fisherman to becoming a mechanic, to becoming the his personal interpretation of the American dream, a New York Yankee, and ultimately a thirteen-time All-Star, a Yankees icon for time to come. Though the 300-page book seems to be such a quick read, readers will be engaged again and again by a story that could as easily be from the written word as from a Hollywood movie; there are numerous behind-the-scenes stories about the team managers and owners, teammates, rivalries with other clubs, and probably most important, about his personal struggles to overcome his cultural mores, language barriers, and distance from his childhood home.
If you are a fan of the sport, than this is the read for you.
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