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Playing Right Field: A Jew Grows in Greenwich

By George Tabb
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Book Details
  • Author: George Tabb
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • Published: 2004-05-14
One of a handful of Jews in the WASPish enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut, and undersized at that, George Tabb was routinely kicked around by the other kids — one blind, another one with one arm — as well as by his father. Playing Right Field refers to an early experience of the author and his brother, Lloyd, who played Little League together; they were forced to share one team T-shirt because their father the multimillionaire was too cheap to buy one for each of them. George and Lloyd chose right field because hardly any balls ever got hit out there and they thought it would be safe and provide them with lots of space. This book is a series of vivid remembrances — morality tales with an absurdist edge — that trace Tabb's growing sense of isolation and rebellion. Each is illustrated by noted underground cartoonist Fly.