Ron Givens
May 03, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My Favorite Summer 1956

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Mickey Mantle
publisher
Doubleday
genre
Nonfiction, Sports, Memoir

We gave it a B

Nobody who has read Mickey Mantle’s 1986 autobiography, The Mick, would expect insightful analysis from No. 7. So, it’s not surprising that My Favorite Summer has all the breeziness of a chat at the bar. Sure, it’s fun while you’re there, but you don’t remember much about it later. The year 1956 was an eventful one for Mantle — he won the Triple Crown, leading both leagues in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in, and his team won the World Series — but here he’s more interested in remembering his high times and good friends off the field than his incredible accomplishments on it. B

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