Richard Peterson and Frank Gannon explore the life and legacy of the Pirates' beloved "Pops."
Highlights include "An Illegal Conversation: What we would like to talk about together in China — but can't."
"So much of memory is a breaking up/of beginnings and endings, major keys transposed/to minors."
Matthews' style is crisp, even deceptively offhanded, yet there's plenty going on beneath the surface.
Some high points of this story are familiar, but this book invariably tells them with a welcome historical precision and humanistic nuance
"It's two Pittsburgh lawyers at their best."
"The new book ups the ante of Beatty's punk-tinged feminism flavored with graphic sex."