Perfect I'm Not

Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball

by David Wells, Chris Kreski

On Sale: 09/14/2004

Perfect I'm Not

Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball

by David Wells, Chris Kreski

On Sale: 09/14/2004

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About the Book

Baseball’s most beloved bad-ass offers a smart, wildly entertaining, jaw-droppingly honest look at the game he knows, loves, and lived.

On May 17th 1998, David “Boomer” Wells became the 14th man in Major League Baseball History to ever throw a perfect game. He stands as the only man to accomplish the feat half-drunk and severely hung-over after partying all night with the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Blowing away the industry standard of sanitized memoirs and stifling retrospectives, his memoir throws baseball a hilariously nasty curve. There are no weepy/sleepy tales of substance abuse here, no pompous lectures on “playing hard” or “overcoming adversity,” and under no circumstances will readers find even one Vaseline-smeared, gauze-softened tale of some long-lost, fairy-tale boys of summer.

Written with unfiltered authenticity, and truckloads of locker-room humor, Perfect I'm Not sets loose the single most outspoken and entertaining player in the game at the time, allowing him to take both casual baseball fans and hardcore fanatics where they’ve never been allowed before: deep inside the real world of life as a major leaguer.

Critical Praise

“Pure locker-room trash talk, jock-jokey and fun.…A rags-to-pinstripes tale of America’s game.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060748111
  • ISBN 10: 0060748117
  • Imprint: It Books
  • On Sale: 09/14/2004
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:31.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
  • BISAC2 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays
  • BISAC3 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BISAC4 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics
  • BISAC5 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • BISAC6 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / Baseball
  • BISAC7 : SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • BISAC8 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC9 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • BISAC10 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General

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