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Summers at Shea
Summers at Shea

Summers at Shea

Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories
By Ira Berkow

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600787751

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Mar 2013)
Benchmark Press

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Overview

An acclaimed writer's insightful opinion on all things Mets
Culled from 50 years’ worth of columns from one of the country’s most popular sportswriters, this work stands as a remarkable collection of opinions that is guaranteed to delight Mets fans of all ages. Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow captures the spirit of the Mets in this unforgettable collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career as he interviews and comments on the team. From memories of inaugural franchise manager Casey Stengel and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver to reflections on ace Johan Santana and the superstar David Wright, this collection combines Berkow’s eye for detail with the comedy and drama revealed by the subjects themselves, bringing to life Mets’ personalities from the last half century.

Reviews

"Whether you’re looking to brush up on history, learn more about the true character of some of the players, searching for insight about the time period that surrounded the clubs, or are just looking to read about the New York Mets, Summers At Shea is a work that you won’t have to think twice about purchasing."—Around Citi, a NY Mets blog

"Turns out, we never did find out the story about Seaver and the overcoat. We were too busy reading the other columns in the book and forgot all about the title..."—Tom Hoffarth's LA Daily News blog "Farther Off the Wall"

Author Biography

Ira Berkow was a feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Corporal Was a Pitcher, Rockin’ Steady, and Summers in the Bronx, the bestsellers Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith, as well as two memoirs, Full Swing and To the Hoop. He was the coauthor and editor of Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, which was a primary source for the award-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. He lives in New York City.

Media

Ira Berkow, author of Summers at Shea, interviews live on "The Talk of New York Sports wtih Bill Donohue."
Ira Berkow, author of Summers at Shea, interviews live on "Remember When" on Sirius XM Radio.
Summers at Shea was featured in a Twitter giveaway by Newsday writer Ken Davidoff.
Ira Berkow, author of Summers at Shea, interviews live for WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show."

Summers at Shea was featured in the East Hampton Star. The article previews author Ira Berkow's August 10 book signing in the area.

Ira Berkow, author of Summers at Shea, interviews live on "The Clubhouse" on WFAS (NY).

Summers at Shea was reviewed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. They say, "Ira Berkow tells stories, and he uses wonderful words to tell his stories, and he always puts the wonderful words in their proper order. Except when he’s writing about Casey Stengel, because it’s impossible to put words in their proper order when the ol’ Perfessor is speaking.  Otherwise, reading Berkow is like watching Gil Hodges make out his lineup card during the summer of ’69."

Summers at Shea was featured on NJ.com, with a preview of author Ira Berkow's July 15 signing.
Summers at Shea was featured on Baristanet, with a preview of author Ira Berkow's upcoming signing.
Summers at Shea was featured on Kaplan's Korner, with a preview of author Ira Berkow's upcoming signing.

Book Signings

Past Events


Aug
10
Ira Berkow - Summers at Shea ›
East Hampton, NY
5:30pm
Jul
15
Ira Berkow - Summers at Shea ›
Little Falls, NJ
6:00pm
May
10
Ira Berkow and Ed Kranepool - Summers at Shea ›
New York, NY
7:00pm
Mar
14
Ira Berkow - Summers at Shea ›
New York, NY
7:00pm

Press Releases


Summers at Shea:
Tom Seaver Loses His
Overcoat and Other Mets Stories
By Ira Berkow

 

Unlike any other sportswriter in baseball history, Ira Berkow captivated baseball fans from New York to San Francisco with a unique writing style that was all his own. For New York Mets fans, Berkow's columns were just as anticipated as the spring season-forecasting another hopeful year with another observant column. And now, as his days of feature writing for the New York Times have come to an end, Mets fans still ask for more Ira.

 

Assembling almost 50 years worth of columns from one of sports greatest and most beloved writers, Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories (Triumph Books, March 2013) by Pulitzer Prize winning author Ira Berkow guarantees to make Mets fans shiver with delight at the genius of Berkow as he relives their memorable history. Fans will reencounter the spirit in the former New York Times columnist's stories as they reread his interviews and perspective on the Mets and be transported back to the days of Berkow's illustrious writing career. Including memorable moments and interviews from players-such as Tom Seaver, Johan Santana and David Wright-Summers at Shea combines Berkow's eye for detail with comedy and drama as each season he covers unfolds. Fans will be reminded of the answers to:

 

• What did happen to Tom Seaver's overcoat, and why?
• Was Casey Stengel a clown or very canny?
• What was it like riding with Ron Darling as he drove to Shea Stadium to pitch Game 7 of the 1986 World Series?

 

Perfect for fans of Berkow and the New York Mets, Summers at Shea will lend insightful opinions to fans and brings former Mets' personalities and players back from the last half-century.

 

About the Author:
Ira Berkow was a feature writer for the New York Times for more than 25 years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Corporal Was a Pitcher, Rockin' Steady, and Summers in the Bronx, the bestsellers Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith, as well as two memoirs, Full Swing and To the Hoop. He was the coauthor and editor of Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, which was a primary source for the award-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. He lives in New York City.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ext. 204, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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