Where Nobody Knows Your Name

John Feinstein gets to the heart of the human stories in a uniquely compelling way, crafting a masterful book that stands alongside his very best works.


Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385535946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 786

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball “No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher “If you don’t like it here, do a better job.” —Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager John Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view of the PGA Tour in A Good Walk Spoiled. He opened the door to an NCAA basketball locker room in his explosive bestseller A Season on the Brink. Now, turning his eye to our national pastime, sports journalist John Feinstein explores the colorful and mysterious world of minor-league baseball—a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers . . . hoping never to return. Baseball’s minor leagues are a paradox. For some players, the minors are a glorious launching pad toward years of fame and fortune; for others, a crash-landing pad when injury or poor play forces a big leaguer back to a life of obscure ballparks and cramped buses instead of Fenway Park and plush charter planes. Focusing exclusively on the Triple-A level, one step beneath Major League Baseball, Feinstein introduces readers to nine unique men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire. Through their compelling stories, Feinstein pulls back the veil on a league that is chock-full of gifted baseball players, managers, and umpires who are all one moment away from getting called up—or back—to the majors. The stories are hard to believe: a first-round draft pick and pitching ace who rocketed to major-league success before finding himself suddenly out of the game, hatching a presumptuous plan to get one more shot at the mound; a home run–hitting former World Series hero who lived the dream, then bounced among six teams before facing the prospects of an unceremonious end to his career; a big-league All-Star who, in the span of five months, went from being completely out of baseball to becoming a star in the ALDS, then signing a $10 million contract; and a well-liked designated hitter who toiled for eighteen seasons in the minors—a record he never wanted to set—before facing his final, highly emotional chance for a call-up to the big leagues. From Raleigh to Pawtucket, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, Where Nobody Knows Your Name gives readers an intimate look at a baseball world not normally seen by the fans. John Feinstein gets to the heart of the human stories in a uniquely compelling way, crafting a masterful book that stands alongside his very best works.

The Mud Club




ISBN: OCLC:1076540116

Category: Chapbooks, Australian

Page: 40

View: 319

Nobody Knows My Name

Nothing, she told me, beyond name-calling, had marked G.'s first day at school; but on the second day she received the last of several threatening phone calls. She was told that if she didn't want her son “cut to ribbons” she had better ...


Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804149730

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 559

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays -- "passionate, probing, controversial" (The Atlantic) -- examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

Nobody Knows My Name

Essays discuss race relations, segregation, the role of the writer in society, and the work of Andre Gide, Richard Wright, and Norman Mailer.


Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UCSC:32106013024127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 434

Essays discuss race relations, segregation, the role of the writer in society, and the work of Andre Gide, Richard Wright, and Norman Mailer.

He Knows Your Name

It was the best news she could have shared. “Nobody knows,” she continued in a low voice, “but I know that I can trust you. I am so relieved.” Without words, I hugged her as we celebrated together. That was Wednesday.


Author: Linda Znachko

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825444043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 601

When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko's comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted—-God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind. When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—-a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks. Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.

Love Is Your Very Life

I tell you , nobody knows your name , relax . ' Bhagavan says very clearly , ' nobody knows your name , relax . ' Nobody knows our name . Please be very clear : asking for name and fame and saying , ' I don't want name and fame ' both ...


Author: Paramahamsa Nithyananda

Publisher: Life Bliss Foundation

ISBN: 0979080622



View: 442

Combatting Toxic Online Communities

NOBODY. KNOWS. YOUR. NAME. T. he 1980's television show Cheers became famous for its tagline “Where everybody knows your name.” The idea was that people on the show loved to come to Cheers because it was a place where everyone knew each ...


Author: Amie Jane Leavitt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508171126

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 140

Today, we can find an online community to suit almost any interest we may have. And yet these communities carry an element of menace. The anonymity associated with online communities allows particularly vicious interplay, where people can pile on others with virtually zero consequences. Using current examples from the news and connecting this phenomenon to historical incidents like the Salem witch trials, this fascinating resource examines an interesting time in the world and grounds it with practical guidelines for being a responsible member of an online community.

Journey with Me

I well remember early rejections by publishers that included the comment that 'nobody knows your name'. And 'names' sell books. Have you ever struggled with invisibility syndrome? I'm nobody special – nobody knows my name.


Author: Catherine Campbell

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781783597277

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 634

Catherine Campbell invites you to journey with her through the year as she shares 365 Bible meditations that have touched her heart and changed her life. Using an eclectic mix of readings, character cameos and anecdotes, Catherine takes us across new terrain every day. As with life, some paths will be smooth and scenic, while others are steep and stony. The journey may be unpredictable, but the map is trustworthy and the Guide always present. ‘As surely as winter blossoms into spring, and autumn eventually carpets summer lawns, God’s word will excite, challenge, heal and guide us in the year ahead,’ says Catherine. ‘So, let’s walk together!’

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

You're seeing me on TV but you don't know the me that makes me, me. ... When I was born late one afternoon, October 8th, in Greenville, S.C., no writers asked my mother her name. Nobody ... I understand when nobody knows your name.


Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742560574

Category: History

Page: 676

View: 744

One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Side Stepping the Rules

HIKING IS THE NAME (SUNG TO THE THEME FROM CHEERS: “WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME”) Making your way in the world today Mrs. Right wants ... Sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name, And they don't care that you came.


Author: Edward Galluzzi

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781926918310

Category: Humor


View: 819

Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the reader with the gift of laughter from the male perspective as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Quite by accident, it offers women time-tested strategies how to snag their man. First, there was The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider (Warner Books, 1995). Several years later came the parody book, Breaking the Rules: Last-ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams by Laura Banks and Janette Barber (Career Press, 1997). As a parody of The Rules, it offered, "All rules are made to be broken." Now it is time for the sensitive man's point of view in this parody of a parody, Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not. Unlike the previous two books, The Rules and Breaking the Rules, the parody Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman, even a RB (Rule Breakin') woman, who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos that will serve as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! If you fail to apply successfully the first manifesto, you still have 10 more chances to fight off those pesky RB women. Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, "Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless," still provides you-the most pitiful representation of mankind-a way out.For those readers who are inpatient and used cliff notes to float through high school, save yourself time by turning to Chapter 12 now and Consult Your MAN Index. The MAN Index offers you the chance to pinpoint immediately how you will fare with the approaches of a RB woman. The MAN Index is based grossly on an unscientific and nebulous study with the underlying theorem: You are what you eat! Finally, the reader is escorted or forced into the 21st century-depending on whether you now use an abacus or a computer. A glossary of terms is provided that help you understand women in Cyberspace. Don't enter the 21st century without it! About the Author: I began writing little stories for children of friends and relatives that included their personal data about their personal lives. This happened about 15 years before such books became popular commercially. It was these stories that formed the basis of my first children's book, Twelve Upon A Time ... I also wrote a mystery/adventure novel, Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C. This political intrigue novel gives you characters in believable relationships bound up in a mystery and an adventure that will keep you speculating throughout the book. After that serious effort, I took a light-hearted approach in this parody book, Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not. This parody provides the reader with the gift of laughter from the male perspective as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos that will serve as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, "Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless," still provides you-the most pitiful representation of mankind-a way out.

The Lost King of Krim

He plucked at a couple of strings then played a scale, following it up with the opening notes of an old television theme song, then began singing: “Where nobody knows your name And they couldn't care less you came You want to go where ...


Author: Maria Korolov

Publisher: Positive Futurism Press

ISBN: 9781393965855

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 231

How do you find a man who doesn't want to be found, in a deadly world bound by privacy laws, without having your morning coffee?

Diamonds and Dust

Reece nodded, mulling that over while she thanked the bartender and squeezed her two orange slices into her beer. “I guess so, but there are more places to get away from it in the city. More places where nobody knows your name.


Author: Lili Valente

Publisher: Self Taught Ninja

ISBN: 9781940848280

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 569

The home run neither of them expected… Pike Sherman is a legend, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when his sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again. Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business. She needs to concentrate on finding funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She should stay far away from the brooding man her first love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only cowboy who ever made her blood rush. After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike and Tulsi find themselves falling hard. Can their second chance survive Tulsi’s secret, or will Pike leave Lonesome Point a broken man all over again? The Lonesome Point Texas Series: LEATHER AND LACE SADDLES AND SIN DIAMONDS AND DUST 12 Dates of Christmas GLITTER AND GRIT Sunny with a Chance of True Love CHAPS AND CHANCE ROPES AND REVENGE EIGHT SECOND ANGEL

Hot Texas Nights Anthology

Reece nodded, mulling that over while she thanked the bartender and squeezed her two orange slices into her beer. “I guess so, but there are more places to get away from it in the city. More places where nobody knows your name.


Author: Lili Valente

Publisher: Self Taught Ninja


Category: Fiction

Page: 689

View: 969

Three HOT, suspenseful, full-length romances featuring alpha cowboys and the strong women who love them from bestselling author Lili Valente! GLITTER AND GRIT This ride is going to last a lot longer than eight seconds… Female professional bull rider, Reece Hearst, graduated from the school of hard knocks. With honors. Because life is like bull riding—when it sends you to the dirt, you do whatever it takes to get on your feet, even if you have to crawl. She fixed Lonesome Point in her rearview, joined the pro circuit, and never looked back. But now an injury threatens to end her career and she’s home, living next door to the family that made her life a living hell. After multiple tours of duty, all Grayson Parker wants is to get his family’s cattle business back in the black and live a quiet life. But the return of Reece makes “quiet” impossible. Though it’s hard to care when she makes chaos so much fun… Can two damaged hearts find their way to happily-ever-after? CHAPS AND CHANCE How far will they go for a second chance? Cole Lawson’s been a lady killer since the day he realized his dimpled smile made all the cowgirls swoon. But when he discovers his high school friend, Layla Parker, is newly single he's ready to make a serious play for the one who got away. After barely surviving her first love, Layla's not looking for romance, but it isn’t long before her rekindled friendship with Cole grows into something more—something so sexy and sweet neither one of them wants to put on the brakes. But when a dark secret from the past threatens their shot at forever, Cole will have to decide—listen to his heart or to the people warning him that loving Layla is dangerous. ROPES AND REVENGE Two broken hearts, one chance to make something beautiful with the pieces... Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife. In the time since, he’s devoted himself to two things—taking care of his sons and proving Lily’s death was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered. He doesn’t have time for anything but vengeance, especially not a ghost hunter wanting to poke around his family’s ranch. Percy Styles learned about ghosts the hard way, when she was orphaned at the age of seven. She’s in Lonesome Point to document the town’s spectral activity, but finds herself drawn to widower John Lawson. But can she stop the man she’s coming to love from becoming a murderer’s next victim?

Jew Christian Muslim Faithful Unification or Fateful Trifurcation

No one calls you professor, or doctor, or—thankfully— reverend. You have been denied your names. Here, nobody knows who you are. No one knows your name. The array of designations, opinions, estimations, and yes, misunderstandings, ...


Author: Kenneth L. Vaux

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592443635

Category: Religion

Page: 542

View: 847

I Can See You The Minneapolis Series Book 1

So nobody knows your real name or account name.' 'Virginia sent messages to somebody?' Olivia asked, leaning forward. 'Please?' 'Yeah, she did.' Eve clicked through them. 'We're lucky she kept them. Here's the message where she sends ...


Author: Karen Rose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755373253

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 362

In Karen Rose's brilliant thriller I CAN SEE YOU, the first in her Minneapolis series, a killer is targeting the participants of an online role-playing game called Shadowland. Perfect for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter. The killer stalks his prey online. He learns about their dreams, their fears and their vulnerabilities. Then he finds them in the real world and for his victims the game is over. Eve Wilson has spent years hiding from the damage inflicted on her by a madman. Retreating into the virtual world, she made a new life for herself on screen. Now Eve is helping others use the virtual world to kick-start their own recovery. Detective Noah Webster knows that his victims' suicides have been staged. When Eve contacts Webster to say that one of the dead women was participating in her online study, it becomes clear that this killer is a new breed of predator. With Eve herself now a target, can they find a killer who can disappear with the strike of a key...

After the Boxes Are Unpacked

May you “know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God” (Ephesians ... Yet she wasn't called by name and no one cared to know everything about her—until Jesus entered her life.


Author: Susan Miller

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781624056468

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 947

An essential relocation guide refreshed and updated for today’s movers. More than 34 million Americans move each year, and studies show it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, this great book makes transitioning smoother so women can get on with their lives. Those who are moving will find this valuable book as important as packing tape. Divided into three sections, After the Boxes are Unpacked helps recent movers focus on letting go of their past, starting over, and moving ahead. Topics include the following:How to manage the emotional stress of leaving family and friendsHow to support your spouse through a relocationHow to build new relationships in a new cityHow to help children adjust to new surroundings and make friendsHow to find a new church homeHow to navigate financial challenges related to movingHow to discover God’s will for you and your family in a new cityThis evergreen book has been a staple for movers for 20 years and has been extensively refreshed with additional content for today’s movers. “Susan is doing a tremendous job of helping women deal with the trauma of transition. This resource will help anyone who wants to move ahead in a healthy way after they’ve experienced a move. I highly recommend this book.” —John Trent, PhD, President of StrongFamilies.com

In Our Own Words

I know abandonment, and people being mean to you, and saying you're nothing and nobody and can never be anything. I understand. Jesse Jackson is my third name. I'm adopted. When I had no name, my grandmother gave me her name.


Author: Senator Robert Torricelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743410526

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 119

Presents a collection of oratory including sermons, speeches, courtroom arguments, radio broadcasts, eulogies, and commencement addresses.

The Opposite of Amber

I've hung on to my name this long and I'm kind of proud of it, the more so since Jinn lost hers. Jinn was two names away from ... A place where nobody knows your name, and nobody knows or cares if it's the one you were born with.


Author: Gillian Philip

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408818930

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 106

'They found the fifth girl right after the snow melted . . . the place where he left her was winter water, crazed with ice-feathers and dusted with snow. The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her and she looked perfect, like Snow White.' Ruby and her older sister, Jinn, are on their own, just about making ends meet. Jinn is beautiful, with glittering blonde hair, and makes it her business to look after Ruby. They are horrified by, but try to ignore, the local newspaper stories of prostitutes who are murdered, their bodies eventually discovered underwater. Then the no-good Nathan Baird turns up on the scene - again - and Jinn starts to change and no longer has time to look after Ruby. And it seems to Ruby that Jinn herself needs looking after. Her beautiful glittering hair starts to lose its shine. And then Jinn disappears. A deeply moving, chilling, and incredibly powerful thriller that celebrates the love two sisters have for each other and mourns the events beyond their control that will conspire to drive them apart.

My Life on the Line

I wanted to do my job to help the team, and figure out what I could do to support the guys around me. ... But not many know Ryan O'Callaghan. ... Nobody knows your name, and because of the helmets nobody knows your face.


Author: Ryan O'Callaghan

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617757709

Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 844

"In this country, LGBTQ individuals face varying degrees of acceptance. Ryan O'Callaghan, a former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, chronicles his struggle as a closeted gay man in the hypermasculine world of professional football in My Life on the Line, coauthored by Cyd Zeigler." --Publishers Weekly, included in an LGBT preview/feature "This is a story about love and acceptance. It is a story about honesty and truth, integrity and hope. Ryan O'Callaghan could have kept it to himself, could have given the world a polished look. But instead he offers us all of himself in these pages. By doing so, he will change lives, save lives, and make the path ahead that much smoother for those who bravely follow in his footsteps." --Congressman Joe Kennedy III "Ryan O'Callaghan's story is so poignant, so real, so human. I truly believe the publication of this book could be (and should be) a seminal moment for many athletes and other people in all walks of life. If an NFL player, cloistered in the manliness of his game, can come out of the closet and tell his story with such purpose, I hope that many others will follow his brave lead. This dramatic story of one athlete's life might be a turning point for football." --Peter King, NFL analyst, NBC Sports "In this moving and powerful memoir, O'Callaghan details the fear and pain of a lifetime spent hiding one's true self. It's a suspenseful and cathartic look at a man on the edge, whose salvation could only come from admitting his truth and finding acceptance. This book will change the lives of young men and women struggling to come out, and the lives of those around them, who may not know how they're contributing to a loved one's pain and silence. O'Callaghan's brave and honest story is another big step forward in the continued fight for acceptance of LGBTQ people in the world of sports." --Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio host "My Life on the Line is an intense, heart-wrenching look at the reality of life in the NFL, told with gripping honesty and courage. Everyone, not just those interested in football, should read this book." --Chris Kluwe, former NFL player, author of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities Ryan O'Callaghan's plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in a politically conservative corner of California, the not-so-subtle messages he heard as a young man from his family and from TV and film routinely equated being gay with disease and death. Letting people in on the darkest secret he kept buried inside was not an option: better death with a secret than life as a gay man. As a kid, Ryan never envisioned just how far his football career would take him. He was recruited by the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent five seasons, playing alongside his friend Aaron Rodgers. Then it was on to the NFL for stints with the almost-undefeated New England Patriots and the often-defeated Kansas City Chiefs. Bubbling under the surface of Ryan's entire NFL career was a collision course between his secret sexuality and his hidden drug use. When the league caught him smoking pot, he turned to NFL-sanctioned prescription painkillers that quickly sent his life into a tailspin. As injuries mounted and his daily intake of opioids reached a near-lethal level, he wrote his suicide note to his parents and plotted his death. Yet someone had been watching. A member of the Chiefs organization stepped in, recognizing the signs of drug addiction. Ryan reluctantly sought psychological help, and it was there that he revealed his lifelong secret for the very first time. Nearing the twilight of his career, Ryan faced the ultimate decision: end it all, or find out if his family and football friends could ever accept a gay man in their lives.


Often it is the only place where I can catch up on my work or begin to relax. ... I like the aisle seat when I fly, and honestly, I hope there is no one sitting next to me. ... Where Nobody Knows Your Name: The Battle for Community.


Author: Tom Fortson

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575673959

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 171

"Be a Man." Perhaps you've heard these words before. What do they mean? For some, these words mean "don't cry," because real men don't show emotion. Or they might mean "tough it out," because men are to be strong, never weak. Tom Fortson suggests that these words mean something different, something more. God created man with a unique role, and called them to be sons of the King. According to Fortson, these truths must define what it means to be a man. Manhood: Let the Truth be Told walks through a biblical understanding of manhood to clear away the lies and replace them with truth. And with chapters like "Because Forever is a Long Time: The Battle for Eternity" and "Some Days You Wish You Never Left the Office: The Battle for Home," this message is not simply food for thought; it is armor for real life. The time is now for men to be men. Join Fortson today to discover what "be a man" really means.