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Book Title: Wait Till Next Year: The Story of a Season When What Should've Happened Didn't, and What Could've Gone Wrong Did|
The author of the book: William Goldman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 666 KB
Date of issue: November 1st 1988
ISBN 13: 9780553053197
Read full description of the books Wait Till Next Year: The Story of a Season When What Should've Happened Didn't, and What Could've Gone Wrong Did:Another great surprise of a book I found at the book fair a few months ago and finally got around to reading.
This book, by great sportswriter and columnist Mike Lupica, along with script writer and superfan of sports, William Goldman (The Princess Pride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)takes the reader on a journey in what was the 1987 calendar year for sports in New York. The Mets and football Giants were coming off championships and most people thought they would repeat. But as the book says, whatever could go wrong, did. Talks about the Mets and Yankees, Giants and Jets and Knicks and Nets. So there is a lot of stories on Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden (he was busted for drugs), Keith Hernandez, Don Mattingly, Rickey Henderson, Dave Winfield, Bernard King, Rick Pitino, Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor, Ken O' Brien, etc. Mixed in are really good stories on Columbia University football almost breaking its long losing streak, who the best baseball players of all time are (at that time), a Mets series with the Cardinals late in the year, Goldman wondering how the first week of The Princess Bride will do in the theater, Larry Brown almost getting the Knicks job and a couple of others. Very, very good writing here by both authors and this book really took me back to the year 1987, when I was 9 going on 10-years-old. This was basically one of the very first years I was REALLY into sports (a combo of 1986 and 1987 when I moved to Wildwood in Thousand Oaks and people would rather play sports than He-Man or Transformers). So this book really took me back. I think the only reason I gave it four and not five stars is that it IS only focused on NY. Not that that's bad, it's just that I lived in L.A. at the time so would have been nice to relive some of those moments. But very good stuff and a pleasant surprise. A MUST-READ for New York sports fans.
Read information about the authorGoldman grew up in a Jewish family in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, and obtained a BA degree at Oberlin College in 1952 and an MA degree at Columbia University in 1956.His brother was the late James Goldman, author and playwright.
William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway before he began to write screenplays. Several of his novels he later used as the foundation for his screenplays. In the 1980s he wrote a series of memoirs looking at his professional life on Broadway and in Hollywood (in one of these he famously remarked that "Nobody knows anything"). He then returned to writing novels. He then adapted his novel The Princess Bride to the screen, which marked his re-entry into screenwriting.
Goldman has won two Academy Awards: an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for All the President's Men. He has also won two Edgar Awards, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay: for Harper in 1967, and for Magic (adapted from his own 1976 novel) in 1979.
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