Wall Street Journal reviews Dan Patch book

by Harness Racing Communications, a division of the USTA

The Charles Leerhsen-written biography of Dan Patch, called “Crazy Good, The True Story of Dan Patch, The Most Famous Horse in America,” is positively reviewed in the May 17 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal review, which reaches more than 2 million readers, was written by Eric Banks, a director of the National Book Critic Circle, former editor of Bookforum, and contributor to Rolling Stone, the New York Times and Slate. Banks begins his review of the book within the context of the current coverage of Thoroughbred racing and refers to its, “moments of sweetness and light that only a sports book can produce.” Banks recognizes that, “…with Mr. Leerhsen’s help, Dan Patch at long last has been given his due.”

To read the review, click here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121099091735200723.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Crazy Good is also excerpted in the current Sports Illustrated magazine, featuring race car driver Danica Patrick on the cover. Sports Illustrated reaches about 20 million readers a week and has a circulation of 3.2 million people. The book is now selling and shipping on web retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The release date is May 20 and it will be displayed in the front of all Borders Bookstores for the first two weeks of sale. There are more than 500 Borders in the US, the second largest book store chain.

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