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My Way by Colin Gunderson

Unlike most professional sport teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers do not have a mascot. But they do have Tommy Lasorda. No one bleeds Dodger Blue like Tommy Lasorda. I think history can debate his effectiveness as a strategist. I think history can debate his managerial approach. But the one thing it cannot debate is his energy, devotion, and passion for Dodger baseball.

My Way is a great book. It does not try to be anything more than a simple book about a simple man. This book is far from pretentious or flowery. It does not try to psychoanalyze Lasorda or parallel his managerial years to the ongoing identity of American society - trust me, these are common narratives in baseball books.

This book is about Tommy. It is told by the people who love Tommy - which is everyone who has ever met Tommy. If you love Tommy Lasorda, you will love this book. If you love the Los Angeles Dodgers, you obviously love this book. If you love great sport stories, you will love this book.