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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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The ‘Happiest’ Reading

If you’re among the millions of Mets fans not attending Thursday night’s Mets-Pirates tilt, consider for your evening’s Metsertainment a trip downtown to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St., convenient to a whole bunch of subway lines) where I’ll be reading from and discussing The Happiest […]

The Happiest Update

For those who have been kind enough to inquire, why yes, the first volume of The Happiest Recap is now available on Kindle. The book that covers the truly Amazin’ games that transpired between 1962 and 1973 and forever defined the New York Mets’ DNA is $8.99 and can be downloaded here. (Kindle apps are easily […]

Answering Those Valentines

Congratulations to Elliot, Bill and Joe, three Mets fans whose love for their team dovetailed well with our Valentine’s Day contest. For answering yesterday’s quiz, each wins a copy of The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973), the first volume of the four-volume series that tells the story of the New York Mets’ first 50 years through […]

Be My Book's Valentine

POST-VALENTINE’S DAY NOTE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Romantic holiday and all, but flowers, chocolates, Vermont Teddy Bears, hoodie-footie pajamas and $63 Opening Day tickets in Promenade are all passé. The real sweethearts out there give copies of The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973) no matter the date or occasion.

Why? Let […]

Happiest in the Basement

For once, it was a good day for Mets fans to be ensconced in the basement. I don’t mean the National League East standings, lest Marlins fans grow jealous of our impinging on their hard-earned territory, but specifically the basement party room at Foley’s, where our little get-together to celebrate the recent release of the […]

Together Tomorrow

Quick reminder that we’re getting together tomorrow, Saturday, noon to two at Foley’s NY (18 W. 33rd St., between 5th and 6th Avenues), for a little Baseball in December. Ostensibly we’re celebrating a new book and an imminent birthday (sort of), but ultimately, it is a love of baseball that draws us together because that’s […]

A Happiest ‘Hi’ at High Noon

You are cordially invited to join your Faith and Fear family at Foley’s NY (18 W. 33rd St., between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) this Saturday, December 15, from noon to 2 PM, to celebrate the launch of The Happiest Recap book series.

The Happiest Recap is the four-volume history that details the New York Mets’ first […]

Cyber Monday Night Baseball

Doing a little holiday shopping for the Mets fan in your life? For yourself? Happiness is only one click away when it leads you to The Happiest Recap (First Base: 1962-1973). It’s the Mets as they keep getting better, and even when they don’t, they always win.

And the book’s not even fiction!

A few Happiest notes […]

My New Book, Our Family History

Have I got a book for you. Four of them, actually — one now, three later. And make no mistake: they’re all for you, my fellow Mets fan who likes to read. They’re for us.

I’m proud to introduce to you the Banner Day Press book series The Happiest Recap: 50 Years of the New York […]

Sneak Preview

Not so much coming soon as actually here now.

Will have a fuller and richer pitch for you on Monday, but I need to let you know that my new book, The Happiest Recap: First Base (1962-1973), is available for purchase on Amazon RIGHT NOW. And damned if I’m not going to advise you to […]