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Author: Scott Simon Narrator: Scott Simon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9780525497110
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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise.

Heartbreak and hope. Charmed and haunted. My Cubs is Scott Simon’s love letter to his Chicago Cubs, World Series winners for the first time in over a century. Replete with personal reflections, club lore, memorable anecdotes, and tales of frenetic fandom, My Cubs recounts the franchise’s pivotal moments with the wise and adoring intimacy of a long-suffering devotee and Chicago native. Simon illustrates how the condition of “Cubness” has defined the life of so many Chicagoans and how the team’s fortunes became intertwined with the aspirations of its faithful. With the curse finally broken on November 2, 2016, My Cubs is the perfect portrayal of paradise lost and found. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A brisk, sweet romp through Cubs history to the glorious present.”

    BookPage

  • Scott Simon’s “My Cubs: A Love Story” provides the emotional 108-year backstory. He lays out the context of suffering, of losses, of communal connections and religious devotion….His view — the fan’s perspective — is no doubt crucial to understanding the significance of last year’s World Series. Rick Maese, The Washington Post
  • [My Cubs] reads more like a memoir or a journal of sorts, at times wistfully cathartic and at others joyously nostalgic. Cubs Insider
  • The author is a solid stylist, and his descriptions of Cubs' players, managers, and owners resonate, as do his anecdotes about his wife and daughters as they try to understand his mania. Kirkus Reviews
  • A short and heartfelt memoir about his lifelong love for the Chicago Cubs...Simon gives readers a wonderful look at how a Cubs fan—indeed, any devoted fan of any team—has a feeling of 'love, not loyalty.' Publishers Weekly
  • "A brisk, sweet romp through Cubs history to the glorious present.  BookPage
  • “A short and heartfelt memoir about his lifelong love for the Chicago Cubs…Simon gives readers a wonderful look at how a Cubs fan—indeed, any devoted fan of any team—has a feeling of ‘love, not loyalty.’"

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The author is a solid stylist, and his descriptions of Cubs’ players, managers, and owners resonate, as do his anecdotes about his wife and daughters as they try to understand his mania.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “It’s impossible to think of anyone but the author, who has made a living with his voice for decades, telling this story. He describes past heartbreaks, coming-of-age perspectives, and laugh-out-loud moments regarding his love affair with his team. Throughout, Simon strikes all the right emotional notes. The audiobook is an opportunity for the radio host to use two skills—his writing ability and his voice—to become a storyteller. Cubs fans and non-baseball fans alike will enjoy this story, which Simon recounts with animated energy.

    AudioFile

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About the Author

Scott Simon is an author and radio commentator. He has won every major award in broadcasting for his personal essays, war reporting, and commentary. He has reported from all fifty states, scores of foreign countries, and eight wars. He hosts Weekend Edition with Scott Simon Saturday mornings on National Public Radio.