Sports fans delight! Join award-winning Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley at Wellesley Booksmith for an insightful, celebratory look at Boston’s mega-successful 2007-2008 sports season, during which the Red Sox swept the World Series, the Patriots went undefeated during the regular season, and the Celtics won the NBA Championship. Boston sports fans will enjoy hearing the presentation and participating in the discussion based on Steve's new book, Wicked Good Year: How the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics Turned the Hub of the Universe into the Capital of Sports. ABOUT THE BOOK Steve's new book, Wicked Good Year, tells the story of the 7 months and 20 days during which the Red Sox -- proving that 2004 was no fluke -- won yet another World Series, the Patriots became the NFL’s first undefeated team in a regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins, and the new-look Celtics won Boston’s first NBA Championship in almost 20 years. More than just a recitation of dates and games and stats, Wicked Good Year looks at the three teams through the eyes of the players, coaches, and team personnel and also a variety of personalities and fans, from a 38-year-old obsessed Red Sox fan with a collection of more than 5,000 autographs to pop singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg, who followed the Celtics with as much passion during the lean years as when they were playing the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Buckley’s tribute is a must-read not only for the Boston faithful looking to relive this magical time but also for the legions of sports fans wondering how exactly these three teams worked together to shed their city’s “Loserville” image. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Steve Buckley is the original sports media mogul in Boston. Also known as the “Old Time Baseball Dude”, both because of his proclivity for bringing up stories and stats from the olden days of baseball and also because of his involvement with the Oldtime Baseball Game, Steve Buckley has been a columnist with the Boston Herald since 1995, and has a long resume of sports writing experience, including a stint at the National Sports Daily. He’s also written for the Portland Press Herald, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine. Before it came into vogue, Buckley was making appearances on all different forms of media, writing for newspapers, hosting a TV show (on NECN) and making radio appearances on WEEI. (booksense)
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