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    Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Im sure there have been threads about this, but I couldnt find one so I made my own..I just finished it, and it was a great book about Shirley's travels around the world, his college life, and the troubles that he dealt with by traveling with 11 teams in four years. Has anyone else read it?



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Read it a few months ago. I really enjoyed it.

    Not the same way he enjoyed Siberia, because I actually enjoyed it.


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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    That book was hilarious! He's not too bad of a writer when he interjects his personality and humor.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    I read it a couple years ago. I'm more of a newspaper/online/current events reader, but really enjoyed relaxing and reading his book...very entertaining!



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    I haven't read it yet, but I really want to. I need to make it the next book on my list when I go to the book store.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I haven't read it yet, but I really want to. I need to make it the next book on my list when I go to the book store.
    You can save some time. They have bookstores on computers now.


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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    You can save some time. They have bookstores on computers now.
    I actually don't mind going to Barnes and Noble in Jordan Creek when I'm out there and walking around for a bit to check everything out. I've ran across quite a few books I probably never would have ran across online just b/c if I shop online I'm just going to do a search for the one I want and not see what else is out there.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I actually don't mind going to Barnes and Noble in Jordan Creek when I'm out there and walking around for a bit to check everything out. I've ran across quite a few books I probably never would have ran across online just b/c if I shop online I'm just going to do a search for the one I want and not see what else is out there.
    I'll browse voraciously for books either way. It's just how I roll.


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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    I read it last year - borrowed my dad's copy. Loved it! I lent it to some other ISU alums. I should probably ask for it back, though, since it's a signed copy and all that...



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    It's an absolutely hilarious book. I read it when I was a senior in college. Loved it. I laughed out loud many times while reading it.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I'll browse voraciously for books either way. It's just how I roll.

    And that's why we have piles of books that need shelves



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Read it when it first came out. It was hilarious. I may have to read again.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    You can save some time. They have bookstores on computers now.
    Technically, you can dig a hole with a laptop, but I find a shovel to be much more convenient.

    (translation: technology isn't everything)



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    It sounds like I am in the minority but due to the ISU factor and his entertaining blogs I thought the book was going to be better. There is a fine line between self deprication and whining. I was a huge Paul Shirley fan before the book and I kind of regret reading it. I'll give the book some credit in that it was interesting to see how the fringe professional leagues work.



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    Re: Paul Shirley's book, Can I Keep My Jersey?

    I read it shortly after it came out. I thoroughly enjoyed it.



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