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

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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