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Remembered and recommended

Baseball fans, at least those who root for certain teams, might want to track down this 1997 volume from Doris Kearns Goodwin.

"Wait Till Next Year" is mostly a memoir focusing on her 1950s childhood. There's lots about the popular, sometimes controversial historian's family. But she also describes being a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. And some of us might identify with the pleading and bargaining that comes with rooting for a baseball team that often disappoints in the end.

She writes about listening to a game on radio and having to get up and walk around the block because the tension was too great. Her thinking? Maybe when she got back home, everything would have turned out OK.

If you are nodding in recognition, you must already know.

Sometimes that works. Sometimes it doesn't.  

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