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This story focuses on a father and his son, and their relationship over many, many years. A difficult divorce, a custody battle, and an ailing wife/Mother and her deteriorating relationship with her husband and her son are continuing themes throughout. Still, Peter Gent does not relent in his quest to not only get custody rights to his son, but more importantly, to remain vigilant to be in the life of his son.Several episodes revolve around the Bangor summer baseball team---their victories and l...
Poignant account of a season with Gent's son right before he grew up and left the household. It contains some gloomy parts like a back injury and ugly divorce, but that makes the backdrop of coaching your son for the last summer more meaningful.It must mean a lot more now for Carter Gent, seeing how his dad passed away too young in 2011.
I give it 3 1/2 stars! Interesting read by the author of North Dallas Forty on fatherhood, youth coaching, divorce, fame, loss of fame, college/pro sports.
My husband has owned this book for 17 years! Why didn't I read it before????? Pete Gent was in high school with my husband. During our lives together we watched the Dallas Cowboys, saw Nick Nolte in "North Dallas Forty" and then read that book. I met Pete's brother Charlie was at a class reunion. I finally met Pete in 2000 on the porch of the house he grew up in. He was not well, hurting unbelievably and still writing. Now....I read this book. What a great memoir. It was almost painful to read w...
Overwriting mixed with bad writing. Even baseball can't save this book.