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Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker
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Cardboard Gods (2010)

by Josh Wilker

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    Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield (zhejw)
    zhejw: Wilker's memoir is told through the baseball cards he collected in the late 1970s while Sheffield's is told through the pop songs he listened to in the 1980s. Both are well-written and interspersed with a good balance of humor and deep insights into life.
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    Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile by Dave Ihlenfeld (Bigrider7)
    Bigrider7: Both are coming of age memoirs that are both funny and touching.
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Brought back some vivid memories of growing up in this time period and collecting baseball cards. ( )
  jimifenway | Feb 2, 2016 |
It's okay. Interesting way to set up a memoir. Hmmm ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
It's okay. Interesting way to set up a memoir. Hmmm ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
It's okay. Interesting way to set up a memoir. Hmmm ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first received this book but to my pleasure I learned Josh Wilker is a talented writer! Wilker portrays his life story in a poignant yet humorous way that enables the reader to reminisce at the same time. I highly recommend this book for all readers. ( )
  KarenRinn | Nov 2, 2013 |
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Captures the experience of growing up obsessed with baseball cards and explores what it means to be a fan of the game as the author marks the stages of his life through the cards he collected as a child.

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