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Baseball Life Advice

In a passionate ode to baseball, Stacey May Fowles explores its culture, its community, and why the game really matters.

Stacey May Fowles

What is it about a man hitting a small white ball with a slim wooden bat out of a park that's so beautiful? In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Stacey May Fowles gives us a refreshingly candid and personal perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing, from the necessity of taking a hard look at players' injuries and mental health issues to finding solace at the ballpark. Fowles confronts head-on the stereotype that female fans lack real knowledge about the game and calls out the "boys will be boys" attitude and its implications both on and off the field.

She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Toronto Blue Jays' 2015 and 2016 seasons. With remarkable humanity, intelligence and an unabashed enthusiasm for the game, Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are. A must-read for both diehard and casual fans. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Author interviews

Stacey May Fowles is a die hard Toronto Blue Jays fan, and she explains this passion as outlined in her book, “Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me.” 2:35
Stacey May Fowles on how baseball helps her cope with anxiety 8:42

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