You may not think it’s possible to write an entire book about a single baseball game, but you’d be wrong. Besides, it isn’t about “just” game, but what (to me) is (in)arguably the greatest game ever played. I remember that night – Tuesday, Oct 21, 1975 – not because it was a Tuesday, or that it was my birthday (don’t ask). I can’t tell you what we had for dinner, or what presents I got, but I can tell you – actually, I don’t think I can adequately express – how thrilling that game was. We were all riveted to the TV set. The author delves into the personalities of everyone from the brass at NBC and in MLB to the players on the field (and even those on the bench). Evocative of time and place, it has one other thing going for it: it’s dedicated to Vin Scully. What more needs to be said? A real “hit”. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
Jennifer 8. Lee discusses and signs The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
03/27/2008 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
On March 30, 2005, 110 winners were announced in the inter-state Powerball lottery, a statistically improbable number. Of those, 104 second-tier winners had chosen an identical sequence of numbers that was discovered to have come from a fortune cookie. What started out as a simple mission to find the manufacturer became a deeper investigation into the fortune cookie itself, which in turn sparked an investigation on the culture and history of Chinese food in America.