19 April 2012

Jim Abbott and Tim Brown, Imperfect: An improbable life. NY: Ballantine, 2012.

Jim Abbott spent ten years as a left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues, earning nearly $13,000,000 (and an Olympic gold medal), in spite of being born without a right hand.

Interspersing inning-by-inning reports of the no-hitter he threw in 1993, and drawing parallels between that game and him personal development, gives this memoir focus and momentum generally lacking in sports (auto)biographies. Very thoughtful and well-written, this volume will be inspirational for any audience.

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