Culture & Criticism From the Far Distant Realms
Bucky F*cking Dent is cast in the vein of “The Bad News Bears” – a novel book that naturally makes you want to root for the schlemiel on the side of the road. Here, Duchovny builds a story based on the life of Ted Fullilove (Mr. Peanut) – a struggling writer working at Yankee Stadium selling peanuts during the time of the Yank’s late 70s dynasty. In addition to his complicated career path, Ted’s father is battling lung cancer and the two have only a short time to repair the chasm that’s defined their relationship. Even though Ted works at Yankee stadium, the old man is a die-hard Red Sox fan, and every time the Bosox lose, his health worsens. In turn, Ted tries to rescue his dad by setting the Sox on a magical winning streak. Bucky F*cking Dent is a novel of great originality that uses baseball to illuminate the unique ties that exist between fathers and sons. Look around, and you will notice that many a boy and his dad forged that first bond on the ball field. Accordingly, Duchovny brings his readers back to their own youths and their own parental ties by way of Bucky Dent’s legendary 1978 homer against the Red Sox in one of the most memorable games of all time. Read by the author. 6.5 hours on 6 CDS.
Goodman’s unique brand of wit and irony are on center stage here as he advises on the law and the courts and how to stay out of stir.