Sunday, April 7, 2013

Legend of Mickey Tussler Review&Giveaway

                                                    The Legend Mickey Tussler
The Legend of Mickey TusslerIn the late 1940s, the minor league Milwaukee Brewers are foundering yet again and manager Arthur Murphy is desperate. When he sees seventeen-year old Mickey Tussler throwing apples into a barrel, he knows he has found the next pitching phenom. But not everyone is so hopeful. Mickey’s autism—a disorder still not truly understood even today—has alienated the boy from the world, and he is berated by other players and fans. Mickey faces immense trials in the harsh and competitive world of baseball while coping with the challenges inherent to his disorder. An honest and knowledgeable book about overcoming adversity, and the basis for the television movie A Mile in His Shoes, Mickey’s powerful story shows that with support and determination anyone can be triumphant, even when the odds are stacked against him.
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Frank Nappi

About Author Frank Nappi

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA’s silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story “A Mile in His Shoes” starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story and the just released thriller, NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, which received an endorsement from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille. Frank is presently at work on a third installment of his Mickey Tussler series and his next thriller. He lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.

My Review:
Arthur Murphy soon finds himself in a desperate, yet complex situation. A place where he feels like he has failed. But all that changes once he sees Mickey Tussler playing ball. Mickey Tussler is a seventeen year old boy with autism. And there aren't many people in his life right now that understand him. His father is abusive and his mother is able to be talked into letting the exchange take place so that Murphy can regain some confidence in himself and with others. I enjoyed this very sweet tale and it seriously needs to be made into a movie. This book is not only for baseball fans but for anyone that enjoys a story about seeing the underdog triumph. 

**Disclosure** I did not receive any compensation for this honest review.