On Monday, I read Bill White’s Uppity: My Untold Story About The Games People Play.
I’m not 100% sold that it was White’s voice that I was reading. Nonetheless, it was a very entertaining and educational read. (Maybe it was White’s voice? If it was, he’s got an incredible ability to recall details and facts. Everything in the book was spot on, as far as I could tell. But, usually, when an autobiography is that replete and error-free, I always assume a crafty and astute co-author and/or editor did most of the heavy lifting.)
What I enjoyed most about this one was that it served, somewhat, like a baseball history primer for the period from the 1950′s through the 1990′s – with lot of inside insight and information – as well as a telling you, at times, what was going on around the country, in general.
Bill White led an incredible life and is an intelligent person – while also being a “man’s man.” Related, his story in “Uppity” is one that I would recommend to any baseball fan – and not just for Yankees fans.
Like I said, I read it in one day (while I was serving jury duty). And, it wasn’t out of boredom. I was enjoying it so much, that I just wanted to keep reading it…and, before I knew it, I read the whole thing in one sitting. There’s no higher compliment that I can give a book than that one.