The Chicago Cubs

Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen

  • Published: Aug 31, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of Monsters The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football "knocks it out of the park" (Vanity Fair) in this captivating blend of sports reportage and memoir, exploring the history of the 2016 World... read more

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Details of The Chicago Cubs

Exact title of the book
The Chicago Cubs
Book author
Rich Cohen
ISBN
9780374717315
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Oct 03, 2017
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
288
File size (in PDF)
2592 kB

Some brief overview of book

The New York Times bestselling author of Monsters The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football "knocks it out of the park" (Vanity Fair) in this captivating blend of sports reportage and memoir, exploring the history of the 2016 World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs. Now a New York Times bestseller When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise.

"Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he explained, "and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life." Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world.

In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. Billy Sunday and Ernie Banks, Three Finger Brown and Ryne Sandberg, Bill Buckner, the Bartman Ball, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzothe early dominance followed by a 107 year trek across the wilderness. Its all here, in The Chicago Cubs Story of a Cursenot just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant.

Featuring extensive interviews with players, owners, and coaches, this mix of memoir, reporting, history, and baseball theologyforty years in the makinghas never been written because it never could be. Only with the 2016 World Series can the true arc ofthe story finally be understood.

About author

Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews; The Avengers; Monsters; Sweet and Low; When I Stop Talking, Youll Know Im Dead (with Jerry Weintraub); and The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. He is a cocreator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harpers Magazine, among other publications. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Librarys 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music.

His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Connecticut.

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