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When Willard Met Babe Ruth

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From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age
 
Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight. In the transgressive and horrifyingly funny “No Smoking,” he looks back over his lifetime, and several of his ancestors lifetimes, of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, packs of them every day. Hall paints his past: “Decades followed each other — thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty . . .” And, poignantly, often joyfully, he limns his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.” Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him, every day: “Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again.”

Synopsis:

From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age

 

 

Synopsis:

It is 1917 in rural New Hampshire when twelve-year-old Willard Babson and his father see a roadster slide into a ditch in front of them. "You know anybody can pull me out of here?" asks the tall young driver--and Willard realizes he's staring at Babe Ruth, the best left-hander in baseball.

About the Author

DONALD HALL lives in Danbury, New Hampshire.

BARRY MOSER lives in North Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Out the Window 1

Essays After Eighty 12

A Yeti in the District 16

One Road 28

Thank You Thank You 38

Three Beards 51

No Smoking 60

Physical Malfitness 70

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. 79

Death 89

On Rejection and Resurrection 98

Garlic with Everything 105

A House Without a Door 116

Remains 125

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152024772
ill.:
Moser, Barry
Author:
Moser, Barry
Author:
Hall, Donald
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 48 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152024772 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age

 

 

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It is 1917 in rural New Hampshire when twelve-year-old Willard Babson and his father see a roadster slide into a ditch in front of them. "You know anybody can pull me out of here?" asks the tall young driver--and Willard realizes he's staring at Babe Ruth, the best left-hander in baseball.

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