‘GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT, Dennis. Just remember all the things Dad told you. Only play the balls you have to, play with a straight bat, and keep the ball on the ground.’
I was feeling important. ‘Right, no worries.’
With great theatre I called out, ‘Centre to centre, please Ump.’
Born in a mental hospital and becoming a man shaped by five key mentors, Dennis writes frankly about the getting of wisdom and gaining courage through sport.
Dennis’ childhood was blighted by his mother’s long-term illness, but he demonstrates how his path to maturity and success was paved by love, friendship and the guiding hand of his mentors.
This is more than a poignant reflection by a post-war baby boomer. Laugh and cry along with him in this amusing and deeply insightful memoir.