Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9780061940897 $29.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The author examines the career and personal life—or, more appropriately, lives—of Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's greatest players—with the stats to prove it. The book's main assertion—that Rodriguez was a regular steroids user—is overshadowed by the theme of narcissism. A-Rod's selfishness comes across as a way of life. L.J. Ganser always establishes a consistent tone in his narrations—whether he’s delivering a novel or a nonfiction investigative piece like this. Here he maintains a steady, interested tone—almost, yet not quite, bewildered—as he details Rodriguez's steroid use, relationships, and calculated public relations efforts. Fans will glean insights as the author reveals a man whose need for acceptance dominates his life. M.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]
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