Controversial, argumentative and thought provoking, Cohen analyzes every MVP selection ever made (plus years where none were chosen) and whether they were deserved or should have been awarded to another player!
Every year, tens of millions of baseball fans vociferously debate and anxiously anticipate the annual merits of MVP candidates. Controversial, argumentative, and thought provoking, Robert Cohen discusses the award’s origin, theorizes on what attributes a Most Valuable Player should possess, and analyzes every selection that has ever been made in each league.
Robert Cohen is the author of three previous novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of short stories. Winner of a Lila Atcheston Wallace -Reader's Digest Writers Award, the Ribalow Prize, The Pushcart Prize, and a Whiting Award, he has published short fiction in a variety of publications -- including Harpers, GQ, The Paris Review and Ploughshares. He has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Harvard University, and Middlebury College. He lives in Vermont.