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Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original

A warts-and-all biography of one of baseball’s living legends.

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Yogi. Few names have ever needed less introduction. We all know the iconic Yankee catcher and his priceless sayings. Is it even possible to utter “déjà vu” today without adding “all over again”?

Yet America’s saturation with Yogi Berra didn’t deter Carlo DeVito from writing a 412-page biography, Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original. It’s a good thing, too, because while this may be a mediocre telling of a life story, it’s a valuable reminder of how easily public figures can be held captive by caricatures created by journalists.

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