Home Run gives readers insight into a horrible childhood for two brothers, one of them destined for celebrity. Home Run is the story of Cory Brand, a star in anything and everything baseball and a bit of a mess everywhere else. He drinks too much, he has a problem with alcohol, he is disconnected from family, and lets his agent do all of the hard work of cleaning up the messes he leaves behind.
Brand's latest mess has his agent sending him back to his hometown to a 12-step program and to coach a boys' baseball team to both clean up and to make right a wrong he committed.
Home Run tells the story of how Cory Brand became a changed man. His journey is not an easy one and the book shows us the relationships that made a difference along the way.
I enjoyed the story. I started the book late one night and finished it the next day. I couldn't put it down. No "dirty" parts, no cursing, yet the subject matter is serious. I handed it off to my son. He and I have had some interesting discussions about the events in the book. We are never too messed up to change, to be redeemed.
Stay tuned - the movie version will be released in April!