Synopses & Reviews
Everyone knows Yogi Berra for his famous non sequiturs : "It ain't over 'til it's over." "It gets late early out here." "The future ain't what it used to be." They seem like throwaway lines, but over time they reveal deeper meanings--playful truths, like Zen koans. Yogi's not trying to be mystical, but his seemingly simple phrases reveal the depth and wisdom of his mind.
In this book, Yogi takes his experiences as one of baseball's all-time heroes and turns them into funny, appealing, and moving essays on the game of life. His philosophy is plainspoken and down-to-earth, hones through more than 50 years of reflecting on the game of baseball: "Keep trying. Stay humble, Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
In his inimitable style, using apt examples from his personal trove of baseball stories, Yogi tells us what really matters in life; what it takes to win, how to learn from losses, how to remain true to yourself, and how to be happy even when life is throwing you nothing but knuckleballs.
About the Author
Elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra holds numerous records and distinctions. He was a fifteen-time All Star, and won the American League Most Valuable Player award three times, in 1951, '54 and '55. He played in 14 World Series and holds numerous World Series records including most games by a catcher (63), hits (71) and times on a winning team (10). He has managed both the Mets and the Yankees to pennant wins.