Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival

Little League Confidential One Coach s Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival One coach s completely unauthorized tale of survival set in the manicured sandlots of suburban New JerseyBill Geist semi permanent coach of Curl Up N Dye s Fighting Hairdressers brings us a riotous

  • Title: Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival
  • Author: William Geist
  • ISBN: Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival
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  • Page: 332
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  • One coach s completely unauthorized tale of survival, set in the manicured sandlots of suburban New JerseyBill Geist, semi permanent coach of Curl Up N Dye s Fighting Hairdressers, brings us a riotously funny record of an institution and its inmates the innocent kids, the ruthless coaches, the shameless moms, and the litigious dads Just when it seems that Little League One coach s completely unauthorized tale of survival, set in the manicured sandlots of suburban New JerseyBill Geist, semi permanent coach of Curl Up N Dye s Fighting Hairdressers, brings us a riotously funny record of an institution and its inmates the innocent kids, the ruthless coaches, the shameless moms, and the litigious dads Just when it seems that Little League may be no place for a kid, this all star line up of conniving commissioners and mitt impaired fielders sends the sport off and over the wall.Praise for Little League Confidential Bill Geist is the funniest writer since Marcel Proust I mean Mark Twain no, make that Yogi Berra Russell Baker A lighthearted romp essential reading for seasons to come The New York Times Book Review Very, very, very funny Larry King, USA Today Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Paperback, 224 pages Published February 9th 1999 by Dell first published May 1992 More Details Original Title Little League Confidential One Coach s Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival ISBN 0440508770 ISBN13 9780440508779 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Little League Confidential, please sign up

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hyper competitive coach who wins at all costs, the president who keeps repeating that winning isn t important , and the parents who are convinced that their child is destined for the Major Leagues.The story unfolds throughout a single Little League season and cov As a Little League dad, coach, umpire, and board member, I found Geist s book hilarious though, at times, the humor hit a little too close to home The book skewers the personality archetypes ubiquitous in Little League including the hyper competitive coach who wins at all costs, the president who keeps repeating that winning isn t important , and the parents who are convinced that their child is destined for the Major Leagues.The story unfolds throughout a single Little League season and covers all the high points tryouts, the draft, unseasonably cold pre season practices, the first game, and playoffs Anyone who has been through even one season will recognize adults and children from their own experience in Geist s characters Little League s central challenge, in my experience, is the conflict between its stated mission of character development and the desire of many participants to develop as competitive ballplayers Geist highlights that challenge well tongue planted firmly in cheek he takes equal opportunity potshots at both sides.The outlandish exaggerations are amusing, but the end of the book drags a bit And, unfortunately, the consistent cynicism obscures the beauty of Little League the kid who finally gets his first hit on the last day of the season, the community that comes together around the game, and the chance for kids to have their first real job as umpires So, while I certainly laughed out loud at various points, I found Geist s humor just the slightest bit sad flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing This book is definitely one of the funniest books I have ever read William Gesit goes deep into the life of a Little League coach and his silly team as they become underdogs in a league of try hard and reluctant teams If the uncensored HBO Sports Special 24 7 was introduced as a book, this would be it I recommend it to anyone who loves baseball little league ball, the Bad News Bears this book has that type of feel to it , and to anyone who s in for a good laugh flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 05, 2013 Bill Wheeler rated it it was amazing review of another edition One of the funniest parent books I have experienced.Human nature is personified in parents,coaches,and players in each chapter.Sometimes politically incorrect,but I like that.I Highly recommend the book if you can find it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2017 Jennifer Heine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Anyone who has ever experienced kids sports will relate to this book You will have met all of the hilarious characters described I read it in the 90s and it is just as good now flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 26, 2014 Daniel A rated it it was amazing review of another edition As someone who has coached for the past 10 years, I can tell you that this is the closest book that I have read that replicates the coaching experience flag 1 likeLike see review May 17, 2019 Patrick Clancy rated it liked it Funny, but a little bit dry at first My dad had this book and I t brought back memories of my time in little league, back in the early 90s No way it s like this now References to the PC culture of today are probably the best part of this book, so if you re into PC and don t like offensive comments, this book isn t for you flag Like see review Jul 20, 2018 Jordan Henrichs rated it it was amazing review of another edition Having coached my kids in many a t ball and coach pitch game, I was blown away by how relevant nearly all of Geist s anecdotes and lessons still are Even in this day and age of shrinking little leagues and increasing travel teams Absolutely laugh out loud funny A treasure that I will be sure to revisit through the years flag Like see review Jul 08, 2017 Balloon Bruce rated it it was amazing Laugh out loud funny flag Like see review Apr 25, 2015 Awwwtrouble rated it really liked it review of another edition Someone gave my husband a copy of this book because he s now in his 4th year of coaching within little league I m a big fan of WIllie Geist on the Today Show, and have also always liked Bill Geist This was a fast, fun read Maybe since we re still so early in Little League we haven t gotten all jaded it s really been refreshing that we haven t ever had to deal with nightmare parents or kids It s been all fun flag Like see review Mar 19, 2015 Bill Herron rated it did not like it I know that there seems to be a lot of people here who really enjoyed this book You can definitely say, that I m not one of them I spent months last summer helping to coach a Little League Baseball team and I thought that I d definitely be able to identify with the book, but I couldn t I didn t connect with the author at all and I didn t find the book funny at all Maybe it s just me, but I didn t enjoy this one at all flag Like see review Dec 18, 2007 Josette rated it it was amazing This book is really funny William Geist was a little league coach and collaborated a lot of the players on various teams throughout the years into one team for the story He took all of the hilarious things that happened and jammed them into one season, for a great effect If you like baseball, you ll love this book flag Like see review Oct 06, 2012 Sherrie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for anyone who has ever been involved in any way with Little League baseball This book is an absolute must read for anyone ever involved with Little League baseball in any way With three sons, our family s involvement was deep I can t even remember where I stumbled across this, but it remains one of the funniest and most entertaining books I have ever read In fact, I made it a point to re read it every year in the pre season flag Like see review Jan 07, 2013 Carey rated it liked it This is a cute book that gives the author s view of coaching Little League baseball, although most of it applies to any volunteer run youth sports program It s a fun 3 stars I smiled and read a few parts out loud to my husband, although I wan t holding my sides from laughing flag Like see review Jul 06, 2010 Donald rated it it was ok review of another edition This read like a sanitized version of the original Bad News Bears movie It even has the miracle catch at the end of an important game by the worst kid on the team Very cliched But it is funny at times, and a very quick read flag Like see review Jan 21, 2008 N.m rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites Most readers will enjoy this book Anybody who has ever been a coach for children will identify with this book There were parts of this story that made me laugh until I cried It s a fun, easy read flag Like see review Jul 22, 2015 Juan DeSantiago rated it liked it review of another edition This was a good quick read I really enjoyed the comedic take on what it is to be a little league coach He also interjects the over optimism of seeing your son play sports for the first time which leads to dreams of him making it to the pro s Enjoyed it flag Like see review Feb 20, 2011 The Reading rated it it was amazing review of another edition LOVE Bill Geist flag Like see review Jan 08, 2012 Jrueter rated it liked it review of another edition If you have kids in baseball, and probably most kids sports you will enjoy the humor and candor of this book You will also probably recognize many of these characters and situations flag Like see review Jun 29, 2007 Steven rated it liked it Shelves baseballbeenveryverygoodtome, jersey Story of a man who spent a year coaching a little league team in New Jersey Story of the ups and downs of this team sponsored by a local beauty salon flag Like see review Jun 28, 2013 Doug rated it liked it A lighthearted book, perfect for summer reading A quick read that at times made me laugh knowingly and at times made me thankful for the league my children play in flag Like see review Sep 12, 2010 John Uzzi rated it really liked it review of another edition So true flag Like see review Oct 13, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing Absoloutly hilarious flag Like see review Gary Cole rated it liked it May 21, 2015 Helaine rated it really liked it Apr 24, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing Nov 10, 2015 Dave rated it it was amazing Aug 10, 2015 David Andres rated it really liked it Oct 17, 2016 Mrp Ri rated it it was amazing Dec 31, 2013 Joe rated it it was amazing Jul 07, 2016 previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Sports and Games Sports 11 users Sports Baseball 4 users Cultural 2 users Nonfiction 2 users Humor 2 users See top shelves About William Geist William Geist 1 follower Books by William Geist More Trivia 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