Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What is Cait Murphy reading?

The latest featured contributor to Writers Read: Cait Murphy, an assistant managing editor at Fortune magazine and author of Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History.

Her entry opens:
At the moment, I have Team of Rivals on my bedside table; this book is about Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet -- most of whom he had defeated for the Republican nomination, and all of whom, at first, considered him the lesser man. I am a huge fan of Lincoln and this excellent book adds to my understanding of him. [read on]
Before joining Fortune, Murphy worked at The Economist in London and the Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong.

Frank Deford called “Crazy '08 ... a lovely look (but one as searching as it is affectionate) about the dandiest season and the goofiest ballsters there ever were. As the players in 1908 played, so does Cait Murphy write with pluck and ginger.”
Visit Cait Murphy's website and read an excerpt from Crazy '08.

The Page 99 Test: Crazy '08.

Writers Read: Cait Murphy.

--Marshal Zeringue