When You Come to A Fork in the Road, Take It!

When You Come to A Fork in the Road, Take It!

Inspiration and Wisdom From One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

Book - 2001
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An exciting new collection of sublimely simple wisdom from a bestselling author, celebrated athlete, and a true American hero.

Three-time MVP and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra hit home runs twice in a row with his two previous books, The Yogi Book and It Ain't Over. Now, his winning streak will continue with this latest work--a collection of appealing, funny, and surprisingly moving essays on life, happiness, and getting through the slumps.

Filled with another delightful helping of Yogi's inimitable and unwittingly wise aphorisms, these reflections focus on the valuable lessons he's learned on and off the field. From his early years as an immigrant's son who dropped out of the eighth grade through his triumphant career as a player and manager who played in a record seventy-five World Series games, Yogi illustrates his homespun philosophies with apt analogies to his trove of baseball stories. He expounds on such topics as Patience (Waiting for your pitch); Sacrifice (Laying down a bunt); Trusting Others (Taking direction); and Staying Focused (Keeping your eye on the ball), to show how the rules of life and baseball are uncannily similar. And, in the tradition of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and All I Really Need to I Know I Learned in Kindergarten, he explains his recipe for fulfillment and happiness with life lessons that are profoundly simple, simply profound--and classic Yogi to the core. Following on the heels of two New York Times bestselling books and filled with memorable photos, this new collection of Yogi wisdom will undoubtedly expand his growing legion of fans. When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It! is a wise, humble, touching book that's a guaranteed winner. In short, it's déjà vu all over again.

A baseball legend reflects on the following lessons...

"A nickel ain't worth a dime any more." "It ain't over til it's over." "You can't think and hit at the same time." "I didn't really say everything I said." "The future ain't what it used to be." . . . and many more.
Published: New York : Hyperion, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780786867752
Branch Call Number: 796.357 BER
Characteristics: 175 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kaplan, Dave 1956-


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A great book. But then all the books that Yogi Berra has written are great. You will enjoy every word that is in the book. You can get a good life experience out of it and learn something. Just enjoy and turn the pages - you'll love it.

FishbowlB77 Aug 20, 2012

Every quote serves a purpose in life.Not just in Baseball, but in life itself.

Aug 06, 2011

DNF. total waste of time. Each story is about a sentence long ending in some cliche to match up the title. Yogi has run out of Berraisms.


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