Wrecking Crew

The Really Bad News Griffith Park Pirates
 
 
Scribner (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. November 2007
  • |
  • 288 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4165-8744-6 (ISBN)
 

After years of dingy nightclubs and drug addiction, John Albert and his hard-luck friends certainly never expected their salvation to arrive in the form of a pastime most often associated with Mom, God, and apple pie. Wrecking Crew -- a highly unusual chronicle of recovery and redemption -- documents the transformation of a group of musicians, struggling screenwriters, and wannabe actors into a competitive band of hardballers.

For over a decade, it seemed to be enough: the narcotics, gambling, whores, and aimless rebellion. But as they stumbled into their thirties, the blithe pursuit of self-destruction had simply become exhausting to these battle-scarred denizens of the L.A. counterculture. The romantic squalor of being perpetually broken-down, periodically drug-addled, and irresponsible began to lose its charm.

The idea of fielding a baseball team to compete in a hard-knocks amateur league seemed merely the latest in a string of half-hearted stabs at restoring order to their ragged lives. But this escapade was different. When these men donned their team uniforms, the old obsessions started to fade and something incredible began to happen. This is the unforgettable story of the Griffith Park Pirates.

  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 0,38 MB
978-1-4165-8744-6 (9781416587446)
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John Albert
  • Cover
  • Colophon
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • PART ONE: NEVER MIND THE LINEUP
  • SWIMMING IN QUICKSAND
  • TOO MUCH JUNKIE BUSINESS
  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER
  • PLAYING SHALLOW
  • A WELL-DRESSED MAN
  • THE INLAND EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  • FROM THE FRYER TO THE FURNACE
  • STAR EXTINGUISHED
  • THE REBELLIOUS ANT
  • PART TWO: CAUGHT STEALING
  • LIFE ON MARS
  • FIRST "DATE"
  • BECOMING BROKENHEARTED GUY
  • WE SUCK
  • THE AWAY GAME
  • THE HOLLYWOOD UNDERCLASS
  • SPRING TRAINING
  • THE LAST DICTATOR
  • OPENING-DAY FESTIVITIES
  • ROCK DREAMS
  • THE HEATER
  • PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
  • GRAND SLAMMER
  • A COMEDY OF ERRORS
  • THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME
  • UMPIRES
  • DEATH OF A SLAVE
  • THE LIVING DEAD
  • A BEAUTIFUL ENEMY
  • PUNKS NOT DEAD
  • A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • THE GREAT SOCIETY
  • BABY LEFT IN DUMPSTER
  • WE CAN BE HEROES
  • A MONKEY SUPPLIED THE GLUE
  • THE DESIGNATED RUNNER
  • THE CHANGE-UP
  • PART THREE: ENDGAME
  • MISFITS
  • A NEW ROMANTIC
  • BACK TO THE JUNKYARD
  • TOE-UP
  • THE DELICATE ART OF PAIN
  • LOVE, JAPANESE STYLE
  • PIGS
  • HURT FEELINGS
  • A DOCTOR'S STRANGE LOVE
  • HELLO DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND
  • AMID THE RUINS
  • BROKEN
  • BELLE OF THE BALL
  • PEACE, LOVE, AND AN UNDERSTANDING
  • SKID ROW SLAM DANCE
  • CATCHER CALLS THE GAME
  • AMERICA'S PASTIME
  • BOMBED
  • STEVIE'S LOST CONTROL AGAIN
  • CRIPPLED
  • MYSTICS OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
  • CARDS ON THE TABLE
  • THE GREAT ESCAPE
  • SURF INTO DARKNESS
  • A PERFECT GAME
  • ALL STARS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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