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You Guys Are Wonders

Posted By Greg Prince On February 6, 2009 @ 10:32 pm In Photos | Comments Disabled

Checking the Amazon sales charts will eventually be the death of me, so I’ll cut back, but I couldn’t help but notice that at 8 o’clock this morning Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets had risen to No. 7 on the Baseball Essays & Writings [1] list, which made me very happy because I could hear Tom Hanks as Mr. White, the manager of the Wonders from one of my all-time favorite movies, That Thing You Do! [2], practically whispering in my ear:

As of tomorrow morning, you Wonders… you’ve got the No. 7 record in the country.

Not that I’m striving to be a one-hit wonder, but when you’ve had no hits to date, it’s pretty heady.

(FYI, one of the books ahead of mine is a basketball book, but never mind that right now.)

Thanks to all of you who helped shoot FAFIF [3] up the chart so quickly. I truly appreciate that thing you did.

Please continue to spread the word that pre-ordering is on via Amazon [4]Barnes & Noble [5] and other [6] fine online retailers. (And if you haven’t it ordered for yourself yet, you know what thing to do.)


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[1] Baseball Essays & Writings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/16319/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_4_last

[2] That Thing You Do!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs_h7YdIe_k

[3] FAFIF: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/2009/02/05/99-9-sentences-about-my-book/

[4] Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Faith-Fear-Flushing-Death-Baseball/dp/1602396817/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225588371&sr=1-34

[5] Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Faith+and+Fear+in+Flushing

[6] other: http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?view=2&type=1&title=Faith+and+Fear+in+Flushing&catalogId=10001&rpp=25&defaultSearchView=List&LogData=%5Bsearch%3A+484%2Cparse%3A+534%5D&searchData=%7BproductId%3Anull%2Csku%3Anull%2Ctype%3A1%2Csort%3Anull%2CcurrPage%3A1%2CresultsPerPage%3A25%2CsimpleSearch%3Afalse%2Cnavigation%3A5185%2CmoreValue%3Anull%2CcoverView%3Afalse%2Curl%3Arpp%3D25%26view%3D2%26title%3DFaith%2Band%2BFear%2Bin%2BFlushing%26type%3D1%26page%3D1%26kids%3Dfalse%26nav%3D5185%26simple%3Dfalse%2Cterms%3A%7Btitle%3DFaith+and+Fear+in+Flushing%7D%7D&storeId=13551&fromHeader=2&sku=1602396817&ddkey=http:SearchResults

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