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Tales of Extreme Fandom at WORD next week!

I am very excited to be appearing at Brenna Erlich’s book launch Tuesday August 25th, talking about Tales of Extreme Fandom! I’ll be reading, along with Jason Diamond and Claire Beaudreault of the band Handjob Academy! More info & RSVP on Facebook! PLACID GIRL launch at WORD!

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Westerberg Solo

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My Salon debut (!) about a series of amazing releases put out by Mr. Westerberg in 2008 and 2009.

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The 10 Best Baseball Books

I love baseball. I love books. I love books about baseball. So Men’s Journal asked me to write about the latter. Writing the thing took less time than deciding on the list. Filling half of it was easy, and then there was careful deliberation between about 12 for the final spots. Still, great fun, great to re-read parts or passages, and reminds me that there will be BASEBALL next week!

The 10 Baseball Books Every Fan Should Read

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NEW BOOK OUT TODAY: Gas, Food, Wifi

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Last summer, I picked up a car in Los Angeles and drove 4,000 miles in two weeks, an epic loop out Route 66 as far as Texas, and then back up and over through Colorado and Utah and Nevada. I went to the Grand Canyon and the Cadillac Ranch and drove the Loneliest Road In America. I was determined to find out if you could find America, or at least have a great, epic American roadtrip inside of a two-week vacation.

I started writing about it just as an email to friends, then it was a blog post, then it was an essay…and almost 40k words later, I realized it was an book…which is out today!

You can buy the book, learn more, listen to a playlist or see photographs.

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A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME Book Blog Tour!

I’m off on a book blog tour to promote A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME! Interviews, excerpts, character chats and more!

Day 1: The Next Best Book Club
Day 2: Booked In Chico
Day 3: : Book Puke offers a review and a short chat about the characters and their motivations.
Day 4: I talk about my favorite ballpark foods over at Books, With Occasional Food
Day 5: The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books reviews the book and has an interview with me.

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FREE BOOKS!

ONE GIRL, ONE TEAM, ONE CITY: THE BEST OF METSGRRL.COM is FREE this weekend on Amazon!

Also, check out my interview with Matt Cerrone below or over on MetsBlog!

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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I wrote two pieces for Billboard:

Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried
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Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

This was a 23 hour day for me, worth every second.

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New Baseball Book!

small_bestofThe best of my six years of baseball writing are included in my new ebook: One Girl, One Team, One City: The Best of metsgrrl.com.

It was a ton of fun to go back through what now amounts to hundreds of posts and pick out the best ones, relive the ups and the downs, and just generally marvel at the fact that I wrote about baseball for six years.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

 

 

 

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Springsteen – 10 of the Best

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The Guardian in the UK asked me to contribute to their ongoing series – deep cuts only AND they had to be available on UK Spotify. Trust me when I say that picking the songs was harder than writing the actual piece, and there were some restless nights (ahem) over what I had to cut out.

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“You Sure Know A Lot About Baseball For A Girl,” March 12

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Talk baseball with Caryn Rose, author of Raise Your Hand and B-Sides and Broken Hearts, as she celebrates the publication of her new book A Whole New Ballgame. She’ll be joined by Joan Walsh (Splash Hit, Salon.com), Taryn Cooper (of Gal for All Seasons), and Diane Firstman (Value Over Replacement Grit), with Kimberly Austin of Rock Book Show moderating.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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