This new Clemens book is going to be a good one. “Clemens isn’t weird or quirky, but he spent most of his career creating his own narrative, which makes him very mysterious. I mean, we all knew he’s a guy from Texas—not so. He’s from Butler Township, Ohio. We all knew he’s always been a great athlete—not so. He was a fat, soft-tossing nobody through much of his childhood. His father left when he was 2, his step father died of a heart attack before his eyes when he was 9, his brother/hero battled drug addiction and his sister in law was murdered by drug dealers. He’s had, in many ways, a very sad, tragic life. But also a fascinating one.” [Hugging Harold Reynolds]