Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Legend of Mickey Tussler Book Blast: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


The Legend of Mickey Tussler

The Legend of Mickey Tussler

In 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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Sophomore CampaignSophomore Campaign

It’s 1949, and eighteen-year-old pitching phenom Mickey Tussler is back with the rejuvenated minor league Brewers in the sequel to The Legend of Mickey Tussler (the basis for the television movie A Mile in His Shoes). Despite Mickey’s proclamation that he will never play baseball again after last season’s violent conclusion, his manager -- and now surrogate father -- Arthur Murphy cajoles the emotionally fragile, socially awkward boy with autism into giving it another shot. Mickey reluctantly returns to the field and must once again cope with the violence and hatred around him. When a young African American player joins the team, the entire team is subjected to racial threats and episodes of violence, one of which Mickey witnesses firsthand. Struggling to understand such ugliness and hatred, and fearful of reprisal should he tell anyone about what he has seen, the boy’s performance on the field suffers. Mickey now must deal with a side of human nature he scarcely comprehends.

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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.

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122 comments:

  1. well baseball of course, I actually really enjoy the watching and when I was younger I even played too

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  2. Baseball, of course! :) And nachos! Those are an American pastime too, right? :D

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  3. Football is king in my house - I do follow baseball though - Go Yankees

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  4. Football is my favorite American past time, though I have been getting more interested in baseball recently.

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  5. I love watching baseball.
    Thanks so much.
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  6. Rasslin'~! WWE fangirls over here. :D

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  7. I don't watch sports, but my favorite past time, is always Cinema.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  8. Probably wrestling.

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  9. I really like reading.

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  10. reading a really good novel is my favorite all American passtime!

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  11. the standard baseball & apple pie - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  12. What is your Favorite American Past Time?

    sleeping and se......

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  13. Reading and eating! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  14. Stock car racing is my favorite American pasttime

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  15. We are now into Lacrosse! What a great game.

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  16. Going to the movies!

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  17. My favorite is soccer. - Judith R.

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  18. Going to a great movie.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  19. Baseball was king our house when I grew up.

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  20. Television

    darla ddecember at aol dot com

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  21. I would say reading is my favourite pass time :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Playing with the grandkids.
    jstetson2@cfl.rr.com

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  23. Watching my daughter play softball.

    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  24. I like reading. My kids are all why. It just makes me happy.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  25. I like football.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  26. Reading. Does that count?? abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  27. baseball!!! both of my older boys play and i get so excited when its baseball season again! :)

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  28. tailgating! ;)

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  29. Soccer and hockey.

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  30. Baseball and reading a good book are my favorite pastimes.

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  31. Football is my favorite.

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  32. Even though I'm not American, I think it would be watching WWE and NBA:)
    Jem

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  33. Celebrating the Fourth of July.

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  34. For my "Favorite American Past Time", I guess I think of baseball, basket ball or football. Even thou I enjoy them, I can't say they are my favorite. I love water sports because of where I have lived.
    Fishing, boating, and swimming are my favorite things to entertain myself with. Thank you BL

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  35. We are fans of baseball! We just wrote a history on baseball in Orange County for opening day too!

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  36. We are fans of baseball!

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  37. My favorite pastime is shopping.

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  38. Movies! TV! Reading and then sleeping!

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  39. I enjoy basketball! mysticmisha at hotmail dot com

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  40. Movies, TV, reading, baseball

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  41. I don't know if it's an American pass time, but I love to sit in the shade, sip lemonade, and read a good book!

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  42. family picnic outtings to the beach, camping and going to theme parks

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  43. Basketball. We get really into it

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  44. Taking my kids to see fire works on 4th of July.

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  45. Baseball...Go Rangers!!!

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  46. I'm a fan of a good ole fashioned barbeque with family and friends! Thank you :-)

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  47. My favorite pastime is baseball.

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  48. I like watching football with friends and family.

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  49. thischickwins said:
    eating apple pie
    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  50. Favorite American Past time would be taking trips, going to new places. I also do love the Atlanta Braves, I just wish they would get to the world series... LOL all sport fan wishtheir team would get to the series..and of course it is nice when they win it

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  51. I'm going to have to say watching football.

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  52. Having a picnic in the park. And going on road trips.

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  53. Taking a scenic road trip is my favorite!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Going to the beach and relaxing!

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  55. I love going hiking and camping!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  56. Eating! haha

    kstrycker787@gmail.com

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  57. football and reading. :)

    by S. parsley

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  58. Going to baseball games
    Julie Hawkins

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  59. Does growing a garden count? I always love looking at all the old photos of the Patriotic gardens and the posters they had up during the old wars.

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  60. I don't know if it's officially an American Pastime, but I love gardening!

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  61. My favorite pastime is... BBQ-ing!

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  62. I don't really do much... sweepstakes? lol myamurphy@mail.com

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  63. I love baseball. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Eating, no, no, you probably don't want to hear that! :-) Actually, it is baseball...play it, watch it, love it!

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  65. Baseball is such a great way to spend an afternoon and is fairly affordable for most families.

    ezmerelda at mail dot com

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  66. Definitely Baseball been a season ticket holder for years. In Fact going to the Phils Game tonight.

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  67. Little League.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  68. Watching movies!

    Kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Baseball!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  70. Would you believe baseball. Go Yankees!

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  71. definitely football esp college football

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  72. almanyc says-

    little league baseball

    almanyc_1 at netzero dot com

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  73. Baseball -- watching the Phillies!! :)

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  74. Reading in my favorite past time.
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  75. My favorite American pass-times are watching baseball and golf games.

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  76. My favorite American past time is baseball.

    longbarb11@aol.com

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