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Wicked Good Year

How the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics turned the Hub of the Universe into the Capital of Sports


About the Book

From award-winning Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley comes Wicked Good Year, an insightful, celebratory look at Boston’s mega-successful 2007-2008 sports season, during which the Red Sox swept the World Series, the Patriots went undefeated during the regular season, and the Celtics won the NBA Championship. Wicked Good Year looks at the three teams through the eyes of the players, coaches, and team personnel and also a variety of personalities and fans, showing how these teams worked together to shed their city’s “Loserville” image and transform it into the capital of sports.

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Critical Praise

“Buckley unearths sparkling gems of detail. The author has a marvelous sense of history, and he weaves a number of choice threads into his tapestry.” —Boston Globe

“Every sports fan in New England knows that Steve Buckley is one of the premier historians in the region. Lucky for us, he shows just how considerable his research and storytelling skills are in Wicked Good Year...A thorough and entertaining look at the 2007 season, a once-in-a-generation sports season in New England: a baseball and basketball team that won championships, and a football team that was just a few minutes and points away from being undefeated.” —Michael Holley, New York Times bestselling author of Red Sox Rule and Patriot Reign

“Wicked Good Year is more than wicked ... more than exceptional. It’s the perfect sports book on the perfect subject matter by the perfect writer for the job. Steve Buckley masterfully weaves the engrossing sagas of the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics into a gripping page-turner. A true triumph.” —Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won!

“As a native New Yorker and lifelong Yankee fan, it kills me to say this, but here goes: I loved reading Wicked Good Year. It’s smart, fast, and highly addictive. I couldn’t put it down. And believe me, I tried. Now that the story’s been told so well, Boston teams can all go back to losing, right?” —Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man and Opening Day

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061960086
  • ISBN 10: 006196008X
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 11/03/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 9.99 CAD
  • BISAC3: SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball

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