Lefty: An American Odyssey

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Ballantine Books
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5.72 X 8.75 X 0.92 inches | 1.23 pounds

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About the Author

Vernona Gomez is the daughter of June O'Dea and Vernon "Lefty" Gomez. As a child, she bounced on Babe Ruth's knee, made sand castles on the beach with Joe DiMaggio, and won at cards with the legendary Cy Young. Growing up in a baseball family, Vernona brings an eyewitness account to the adventures chronicled in this book. She is a concert pianist, owner of the Creative Coaching Music Studio in Southport, Connecticut, and has two sons, John and Andrew.

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of thirteen previous books of fiction and nonfiction. One of his novels won a New American Writing Award, another was a New York Times notable mystery. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, Salon, and Slate, among others. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his wife and daughter.
"An intimate portrait of a man whose life off the field was equally as captivating as his unparalleled baseball career."--Yankees Magazine

"His story transcends sports and gives us a much-needed lesson in grit and grace."--Jon Meacham

"A loving and beautifully written tribute . . . Be prepared to be transformed, and to discover stars who were stars in an age when that word really meant something."--Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning

"An amiable portrait of a baseball great--like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige--whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements."--Kirkus Reviews

"Endearing for its vivid snapshots of long-lost diamonds and the colorful players who inhabited them."--Austin American-Statesman

"Filled with stories that will bring joy to baseball fans."--The Roanoke Times

"A charming story."--Bookreporter