The long-awaited paperback edition of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s now has an official release date: June 5, 2012!
While the paperback won't contain any new content, per se, the minor errors that slipped through during the original editing process (and which got a certain New York Times reviewer profoundly bent out of shape) have now happily been corrected. So if you've been waiting for it to come out in affordable paperback form before plunking down yer hard-earned cash for a copy, now's your chance! You can actually pre-order it from Amazon and from Barnes & Noble, so it will be waiting at your doorstep on the day of release.
For those of you into the eBook scene, the digital version of Big Hair & Plastic Grass is already available for Kindle and for Nook; you can also find it in the iBooks store. The first printing of the hardcover edition is also pretty close to sold-out at this point; so if first editions are your thing, snap it up while you still can!
Summer's still a long way off, but I'll definitely be doing some reading/signing events (hopefully including some which would make Bill Veeck proud) to support the paperback, so check here — or the always-groovin' BH&PG Facebook page — for further updates...
I'd also like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who has bought, read, reviewed or otherwise supported this labor of love. I am continually humbled to learn of the enjoyment it has brought to people, and am continually stoked to see how many people out there who still hold a 'fro-tastic place in their heart for the glory (and ridiculousness) of '70s baseball.
See you all on the dancefloor,