Home and away memoir of a fan

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Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan by Scott Simon

The #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller from the host of NPRs Weekend Edition--absolutely spectacular--wise and intimate, often funny, always touching (Scott Turow)--now in paperback, In a beautifully written narrative that runs from childhood to adulthood through times of war and peace, Scott Simon movingly traces his life as a fan--of sports, theater, politics, and the people and things he holds dear. Sports Illustrated columnist Ron Fimrite says of Home and Away, Rarely do you find in books of this genre a clearer look into mysteries and confusions of childhood . . . moving and often amusing portraits . . . insights into the complex and often corrupt world of Chicago politics, the city being this books true protagonist. There are compelling scenes from Simons years as a war correspondent, roving reporter, and political operative . . . There is also an emotional account of Michael Jordans last championship season with the Bulls that is a book within a book . . . The writing is uniformly superb. This is, in fact, a memoir of such breadth and reach it compares favorably with another book that is allegedly about the nature of sports allegiance, Frederick Exleys A Fans Notes. And that, believe me, is saying something.
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Although it was published earlier in the month, this week it made headlines after Natalie Portman disputed his account of their relationship, and even that they had a relationship at all. And did we mention the celebrities? It is worth noting that Moby is now 10 years sober and the profits from this memoir are going to an animal-rights charity. It is , near the end of the four-week Play tour, and our hero is feeling sorry for himself at his aftershow party. Standing in the rain at 1am, he wonders if that changes now.

For some weird reason, the scary spiders seem to be attracted to me. I wish I knew why because I am not especially attracted to them, although I do find the small ones cute. My big four fans are the dark and handsome lethal Funnel Web spider, the monstrous Giant lizard-eating Wood spiders, The Redbacks and my other endless stalker, the oversized Huntsman. Funnel Web spiders have repeatedly popped up in my life. My first encounters were innocuous enough. I would extend the pole with the net down to the bottom and carefully catch them and tip them onto the lawn. I once found one in the street gutter one night out the front of the house.

by Scott Simon

View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Title: Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan. The 1 Los Angeles Times bestseller from the host of NPR's Weekend Edition --"absolutely spectacular--wise and intimate, often funny, always touching" Scott Turow --now in paperback, In a beautifully written narrative that runs from childhood to adulthood through times of war and peace, Scott Simon movingly traces his life as a fan--of sports, theater, politics, and the people and things he holds dear. Sports Illustrated columnist Ron Fimrite says of Home and Away , "Rarely do you find in books of this genre a clearer look into mysteries and confusions of childhood. There are compelling scenes from Simon's years as a war correspondent, roving reporter, and political operative.

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