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May-June 2017

REVIEW: New collection of essays explores the emotional world behind baseball

Inside Stacey May Fowles's Baseball Life Advice

Samantha Sobolewski

9780771038716Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me
Stacey May Fowles
McClelland & Stewart, $24.95

Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me, a collection of honest, funny, and thought-provoking essays by author and journalist Stacey May Fowles, should be mandatory reading for anyone that’s ever found a sense of solace in sports. An extended version of her popular weekly newsletter, Fowles mixes the triumphs and crushing disappointments in life with the parallel highs and lows found in baseball at every inning. From heart-racing anecdotes of the Toronto Blue Jays’ biggest moments, to the unjust baggage that plagues female sports fans, Fowles delivers a collection of achingly real, relatable stories that will leave you both raw and craving a beer at the ballpark.

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