Wait Til Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin audiobook

Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir

By Doris Kearns Goodwin
Read by Suzanne Toren

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.93 Hours 1
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Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.

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New York Times bestseller

Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lively, tender, and…hilarious…[Goodwin’s] memoir is uplifting evidence that the American dream still existsnot so much in the content of the dream as in the tireless, daunting dreaming.”  Boston Globe
“A poignant memoir…marvelous…Goodwin shifts gracefully between a Child’s recollection and an adult’s overview.”  San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“As the tenured radicals attempt to rewrite our nation’s history, the warm, witty, eloquent personal testimony of someone of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s stature is well worth reading.”  Baltimore Sun
“Goodwin gives listeners reason to consider what each of us has retained of our childhood passions. A poignant but unsentimental journey for all adults and, of course, especially for baseball fans.”  Library Journal

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Author Bio: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Author Bio: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of acclaimed works of nonfiction and winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in history, the Lincoln Prize, and the Carnegie Medal. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She earned a PhD in government from Harvard University, where she taught government, including a course on the American presidency, and, at the age of twenty-four became a White House Fellow, working directly with President Lyndon Johnson. She served as an assistant to President Johnson in his last year in the White House and later assisted him in the preparation of his memoirs. She has been awarded many honors and accolades, including book prizes and honorary degrees.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English