Best Non-Fiction Books to Read: Yogi: A Life Behind The Mask (Jon Pessah)

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Yogi Berra is a baseball legend who played in the MLB from 1946-1965. He won an incredible 10 World Series as a player, which for baseball fans, is a number that seems untouchable.

However, off the field, he is just as well known for his famous sayings, also known as Yogisms. You may have heard of some of these quotes that were attributed to him, but never realized that it was him who said it. These include sayings such as, “It ain’t over till its over”, “Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t go to yours”, and “I really didn’t say everything that I said.”

Yogi Berra was well known as both an American icon, as well as a baseball player; since he was born in 1925 though, he has started to fade from the American conscience. Still, after reading this book, I am sure that you will get a great appreciation of his life and accomplishments. Some of the stories describe in this book demonstrate just how blessed of a life Yogi Berra lived, as well as demonstrating how well he took advantage of all the opportunities that were given to him.

It’s not often that a 5 foot 8, 180 pound man can become a baseball player, but this is Yogi’s story. I would say that this book is a great read for fans of baseball, but also for sports in general. If you have no interest in sports, I doubt that this would be the book for you (just reading Yogi Berra’s Wikipedia page would probably be good enough). I know this book is not for everyone, but for those of you interested in baseball, sports, or Yogi Berra, I would recommend reading it.

Yogi Recommendation Rating: 4

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


One response to “Best Non-Fiction Books to Read: Yogi: A Life Behind The Mask (Jon Pessah)”

  1. […] Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask (A biography on the late, great Yogi Berra) […]


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