Imperfect - Jim Abbott & Tim Brown


By Jim Abbott & Tim Brown

  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Baseball
Score: 4.5
From 134 Ratings


“Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.”—Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man
Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning: By twenty-one, he’d won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics and—without spending a day in the minor leagues—cracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. Two years later, he would don Yankee pinstripes and pitch one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history.
In this honest and insightful book, Jim Abbott reveals the challenges he faced in becoming an elite pitcher, the insecurities he dealt with in a life spent as the different one, and the intense emotion generated by his encounters with disabled children from around the country. With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter providing the ideal frame for his story, this unique athlete offers readers an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir.
“Compelling . . . [a] big-hearted memoir.”—Los Angeles Times
“Inspirational.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Includes an exclusive conversation between Jim Abbott and Tim Brown in the back of the book.

Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • Imperfect

    By RedarrowPlayer
    Very inspirational! I remember seeing Jim Abbott pitch when I was in Toronto and it was the highlight of my trip. He is an inspiration and great role model for the power of positive thinking and hard work!
  • Amazing

    By Cheesehgjfj
    I love baseball and I thought not only did they represent the game well but Jim Abbot's story was also told in a very interesting way
  • Thanks Jim!

    By Chetty664
    Thank you Mr. Abbott, Imperfect perhaps,but perfectly inspirational for your readers! Lee Cressman
  • Perspective

    By Wesley Young
    This great book delivers something that we often loose, perspective. It's easy to loose sight of developing what we do have while focus on what we don't. Jim's story will help give you a perspective that will lead to progress. Wes