When it was first released, back in 1990, George Will’s “Men At Work” was number one on the list of the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers for nine consecutive weeks immediately after its publication. At that time, it was one of the best-selling baseball books since Jim Bouton’s Ball Four (in 1970).
Now that it’s been 20 years since “Men At Work” was first published, Harper Paperback has recently released a new edition (with a new intro from Will).
Back in the day, the Chicago Tribune reviewed “Men At Work” and called it “the best baseball book of the ’90′s.”
I’ve been reading the new release and it truly is an intelligent book. And, while it was a great read 20 years ago, now it’s an even more fascinating read to go through it, today, with the benefit of a retrospective view.
If you read “Men At Work” twenty years ago, I recommend checking out this new release. You’ll enjoy it just as much now as you did the first time – maybe more. It’s a nostalgic treat. And, if you’ve never read “Men At Work,” then I highly recommend this new release – it’s as bright a baseball book as you could ever find.