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Stories I Tell On Dates

Author: Paul Shirley

From The Introduction:  “We tell stories on dates. But these aren’t just any stories. These are our favorite stories–stories we’ve told dozens of times before. We use these stories to explain ourselves, to figure out how we fit into the world, to decide how we feel about things. And yes, occasionally, because we want to get laid.

The stories in this book are my stories.”


Hard To Grip: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness

Author: Emil DeAndreis

Introduction:  In 2008, after a record-breaking career as a D1 college baseball player, Emil DeAndreis’ life seemed set: He was twenty-three, in great shape, and had just been offered a contract to pitch professionally in Europe.

Then his body fell apart.