Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox by Bill Simmons

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Read Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox Online Free - The New York Times bestseller Now I Can Die in Peace is now available in paperback with a new afterword (and more footnotes) by the author"The Red Sox won the World Series." To Citizen No. 1 of Red Sox Nation, those seven words meant "No more 1918 chants. No more smug glances from Yankee fans. No more worrying about living an entire life -- that's eighty years, followed by death -- without seeing the Red Sox win a Series." But once he was able -- finally -- to type those life-changing words, Bill Simmons decided to look back at his "Sports Guy" columns for the last five years to find out how the miracle came to pass. And that's where the trouble began.

The result is Now I Can Die in Peace, a hilarious and fresh new look at some of the best sportswriting in America, with sharp, critical commentary (and fresh insights) from the guy who wrote it in the first place.

Title : Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox
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ISBN : 1933060131
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 374 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2017

This book really resonated with me because I am a Sox fan and I remember riding this roller coaster when it happened. In my eyes, few can articulate and express the feelings of the crazed fan the way Bill Simmons can. From the melodramatic lows to the euphoric highs, Bill is the voice of the bias...

Matt rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 10, 2009

It's hard for anyone to write a book about the things they love, I think, and it's especially hard when that love borders on the masochistic and obsessive - what else can you do but vent, gush, and pontificate about the significance of your emotions? About the only way to make such an effort work...

Tyler rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2011

Tyler Succi 11/2/11 Plot Summary: What this book is about is a guy named Bill Simmons being a HUGE sports fan. Particularly a Red Sox/ New England fan. He really focuses on the Red Sox most. He has a lot of interesting facts about them and talks about the "curse" a lot too. Bill himself is really th...

Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2008

I'm 11 pages in, and I've been a fan since page 1. Footnotes! Red Sox! Diehard fans! There will be no objectivity here. BEST BOOK EVER. Bill Simmons, why haven't we gotten married and had babies yet? Now that I've finished it, my review is pretty much the same. (Footnotes!) And, really, Red Sox fan...

Gyoh80525 rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2009

This book is a series of columns written by the author (who is currently a columnist for about what it was like to see the Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years. It is that actual columns written at the time with commentary written a few years later. The book is at...

Helen rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 28, 2013

MEh... I picked this book up because I got a little teary eyed during the homerun derby this year, with Nomar and Curt providing commentary. I wanted to relive some of what we went through in 2004, and I got that, but I also got old blog posts from 2000-2003 as well, plus distracting footnotes tha...

Tara rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2009

I don't like the Red Sox OR the Yankees, but I appreciate Simmons' humor and the fact that he's a true Sox fan and not a bandwagoner. I almost died reading pages 265-273, being an Angels fan myself (when you cut us, we bleed too, Bill! We bleed too!)* Incidentally, the season this book highlights...

AJ rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2007

When i was about 7, I used the money I was given for my dad's birthday gift to buy him a sweet baseball/hockey/football game for our computer; when my mother gently questioned the selflessness of this gift, I insisted that it was the kind of thing he would love and it definitely was not because...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

November 20, 2009

For a Red Sox fan, Bill Simmons is the ultimate: he is sharp, he is funny, he knows his team, and he makes absolutely no pretense at being fair. My own memories of the miraculous 2004 win over the Yankees and the Cardinals include the systematic destruction of my fingernails, a lot of agonized wh...

Stefanie rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2008

For real Red Sox fans only! Simmons is the funniest sports writer ever, this is the kind of book that made me laugh out loud on the T. It's taken me a while to get through, but I love it every time I pick it up.

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