Critics and readers are hailing The Scorekeeper, Edward Hershey’s engaging memoir as an irreverent love letter to the Brooklyn of his youth, an engrossing account of the “big games and big stores” in a career that took its author from the stadium to the statehouse, and an unsparing reflection on an era of urban tension and suburban sprawl, anti-war activism and a war on poverty, rampant crime and imperfect justice, political chicanery and prosecutorial abuse.
“It’s a bravura performance,” Pulitzer Prize winner John Darnton exults. • “So maybe Edward Hershey couldn't hit a baseball,” best-selling author Gabrielle Glaser notes, “but The Scorekeeper is a home run from start to finish.” • Award-winning reporter Bryan Denson calls it an “elegantly written memoir that offers “a rare glimpse into the life of a top-shelf American journalist.” • Veteran journalist Dan Lynch attributes “a Woody Allen 'Radio Days' feel” to Hershey’s childhood reminiscences. • “His Brooklyn memories,” noted scholar and university president David Steinberg adds, “are presented with a self-deprecating tone that is both loving and wistful.” • The stories he tells,” Long Island Press reviewer Spencer Rumsey writes, “make him a winner for those who value the contributions made by the Fourth Estate as they try to speak truth to power.” • Lee Lowenfish, author of an acclaimed biography of Branch Rickey, says, “Hershey's stories of his coming-of-age as a precocious New York sportswriter in the 1950s and 1960s are richly detailed and sprinkled with humor and wisdom." • Hofstra professor and longtime Newsday critic and editor Peter Goodman writes, “The writing is solid: clear, direct, straightforward---journalistic in the best sense of the word. I raced through it in about three days.” • Author and public relations executive George Haber calls The Scorekeeper “a fast-moving, colorful, well-written narrative that will resonate with sports fans, Brooklynites, anyone who's been to high school or college, and all those readers who enjoy a compelling story by an extraordinary storyteller.” See for yourself!
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