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The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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After his first Cubs game when Rich Cohen was eight, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he explained, "and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life." Here he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days-- not just what happened, but what it felt like and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Rich Cohen; Rich Cohen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rich Cohen
ISBN: 9780374120924 0374120927
OCLC Number: 968557347
Description: x, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "There's no rooting in the press box" --
"Don't hate on '08" --
1060 West Addison Street --
Big shoulders, tiny feet --
Year of the goat --
The wilderness --
The chemo coach --
The red line --
The big question --
What is the sound of one Cubs fan not clapping? --
Got milk? Got pot. --
Go Cubs go! --
Post-season --
World Series! --
Game seven --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Rich Cohen.

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After his first Cubs game when Rich Cohen was eight, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he explained, "and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life." Here he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days-- not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant. He searches for the cause of the famous curse, and came to see the curse as a burden but also as a blessing.

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