Safe at Home Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic (Paperback)
|Author: Alyssa Milano|
|The Hollywood star--and one of the most popular bloggers on Major League Baseball''s Web site--brings an intelligent, witty, and fresh perspective on why baseball is and always will be America''s premier game.|
From the Publisher:
In Safe at Home, Alyssa Milanoactress, blogger, and the mind behind the bestselling Touch sports-clothing linetells the story about her lifelong obsession with baseball, revealing what the game has meant to her and why everyone should take a chance on nine innings. Her baseball story begins in Brooklyn, New York, where her father scorned the Dodgers for abandoning his beloved city. When he and his young daughter later moved out west for a fledgling TV show called Who's the Boss?, Alyssa learned one of the fundamental truths of the game: No matter where you are, no matter how old you are, baseball connects you to your past.
From arguing about the importance of baseball history to criticizing Major League Baseball's response to the steroid scandal, Alyssa brings an intelligent, wry, and entertaining female voice to the world of baseball writing. The end result is a unique and unexpected book that is equal parts memoir, manifesto, and love letter to America's game.
The glamorous star of television's WHO'S THE BOSS? and CHARMED reveals her secret passion for diamonds--baseball diamonds. Alyssa Milano, who has legions of fans from her acting career, provides unique insight into what it's like for her to be on the other side of stardom, as she agonizes over every error and analyzes strategy and history with abundant wit and intelligence. She highlights the unique qualities of baseball that make it different (and, in her opinion, better) than other sports, and brilliantly portrays the pride and perils that have marked her lifelong obsession with the game.