Copyright page states, "First published in 1984 by The Viking Press." Inscribed, signed, located (broadly), and dated by Bill "Spaceman" Lee on the front endpaper: "To Bill Lichtenstein / Best Wishes / Bill Lee / Earth / 84." An interesting association copy of a book that's uncommon signed--Lichtenstein is a journalist and the president of a media production company. Laid in is a handwritten note to Lichtenstein, about Lee "playing for a minor league team now." The book is square and unmarked; corners are sharp; spine ends bumped; soiling to page edges. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $15.95); some sun-fading to the yellow on the spine; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The return of a sports classic with a new foreword by the author
Finally back in print after many years, here is Bill Lee?s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound. Whether walking out on the Montreal Expos to protest the release of a valued teammate or telling sportswriters eager for candid and offbeat comments more about the game than his bosses wanted anyone to know, pitcher Bill ?Spaceman? Lee became celebrated as much for his rebellious personality as for his remarkable talent. Add to the mix his affinity for Eastern religions and controversial causes, and you can see why Lee infuriated the establishment while entertaining his legion of fans.
In this wildly funny memoir that became a massive bestseller in the United States and Canada when it was first published, Lee recounts the colorful story of his life?from the drugged-out antics of his college days at USC (where he learned that ?marijuana never hammered me like a good Camel?) to his post?World Series travels with a group of liberal long-distance runners through Red China (where he discovered that conservatives don?t like marathons because ?it?s much easier to climb into a Rolls-Royce?). Lee also describes his minor league days, joining the Reserves during the Vietnam War, his time with the Red Sox, and the 1975 World Series. He spares no detail while recalling his infamous falling-out with Red Sox management that led to his trade to Montreal.
Full of irreverent wit, and an inherent love of the game, The Wrong Stuff is a sports classic for a new generation.
About the Author:
Bill ?Spaceman? Lee is a pitcher and remains so.
Richard Lally is the author or coauthor of nineteen books including three bestsellers. He and Bill Lee have also collaborated on Have Glove, Will Travel.
Title: The Wrong Stuff
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Viking Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0670767247I5N00
Book Description Viking Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0670767247I3N00
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2654744640
Book Description Viking Adult, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0670767247
Book Description Viking Adult, 1984. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0670767247
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97806707672434.0
Book Description The Viking Press, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: In a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. No markings. Dust jacket has tear to edge on top front cover, in a protective cover, $15.95 on front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 026091
Book Description The Viking Press, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: In a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. No markings. Written with Dick Lally. $15.95 on the on the front flap of the dust jacket, in a protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 206118
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97806707672433.0
Book Description Viking, NY, 1984. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A nice copy of an "off-beat" Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Baseball. Bookseller Inventory # 009843