Tuesday, April 5, 2011

LIBRARY JOURNAL PRAISES MIKE CAMERON'S PUBLIC BONEHEAD, PRIVATE HERO


How do you sell a book to libraries today?
Librarians have often told me that getting a good review in one of the credible journals that serve librarians is perhaps the greatest sales pitch that a publisher can have. Our Public Bonehead, Private Hero got a terrific review from the Library Journal:

Chicago sportswriter Cameron presents a flavorful and entirely enjoyable history, not only of the unfortunate Fred Merkle, but of the deadball era, which was livelier than any ever known ... Cameron gives us a touching birth-death portrait of the admirable Merkle. The Cubs haven’t won a series since that year, the “Merkle Curse.” Highly recommended for baseball fans young and old.

—Margaret Heilbrun (MH), Library Journal

I have described Public Bonehead, Private Hero hundreds of times in print, but never quite as well as Margaret in these few lines.

Kudos to Mike Cameron for a job well done! And thanks to Margaret for this great well-written review.