Trade Ed. Phoenix Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-1597771726 $39.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Mickey Mantle loved sex. And getting drunk. Those are the topics of discussion as the baseball hero, now in heaven, pulls up a chair with writer Leonard Shecter. Together they rehash Mantle's life, from his X-rated bedroom exploits and his treatment of fans to his relationship with the media and his phenomenal career. Nothing is left uncovered in a story that reveals Mantle's dark side. Only two main voices are needed from "Alan Smithee"--a drawly, scratchy Oklahoma twang for Mantle and a low, whispery tone for Shecter. The novel, rooted in truths, is a remorseful confession for Mantle as, in his own way, he faces the demons that shaped his life. "Smithee"--a traditional pseudonym in the entertainment industry--is wonderful as ball player and writer. M.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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