Moneyball is Billy Beane's story and what an entertaining, informative tale it is. Why? Michael Lewis, the author, is one of the primo non-fiction writers in the USA. He can make any subject - even the dry topic of baseball statistics - a riveting read. Try it. You'll like it. (Alas: The book contains very salty language.)
The Homeschool Angle: Elaine, the wife of Tony La Russa, former Oakland A's manager, unschooled the couple's daughters.
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