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Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062434043
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 25th, 2021

Our favorite Fool, Pocket of Dog Snogging, returns for another visit into the world of William Shakespeare. This time, he finds himself in the city of Athens, Greece and its adjoining forest. Pocket has three days to solve the mystery surrounding the death of Puck, Jester to the Shadow King. 

Fans and experts in the writings of Shakespeare will enjoy the many references to the Bard's works while Wiki-experts (like me) will enjoy looking for the source material.

Shakespeare for Squirrels continues Christopher Moore's mission to bring Shakespeare's works to a new audience. Funny, Bawdy, and fast-paced, This is well worth the read!


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The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062942739
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

Not a strictly a book about baseball as much as it is a look at how mistakes are made due to the poor assumptions, biases, and fallacies that we all make in our everyday lives. Each chapter looks at one or more poor decisions in the history of the game and the thinking behind those decisions. How does anchor bias influence umpire calls? What does suvivorship bias have to do with Nolan Ryan's high pitch counts? How does the sunk cost fallacy figure into player salaries? A great book for fans of the game who want to learn more about the psychology and economic thought that has shaped the game.


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Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062958693
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 29th, 2021

Roger Bennett, cohost of the television program Men in Blazers, is a great authority on international football, but his true love and affection has long been centered on all things United States. Spending his formative years in post-industrial Liverpool, Bennett developed a love of the music, films, television programs, sports and fashion of America in the mid-80's. 

This is a story of hope, and the writing is a joy to behold. The enthusiasm leaps off the page. It gave me a new perspective on the impact of American culture and just how much we take for granted. The book is funny, touching, and very personal.

-Tom