Frank Nappi Fan Cruise
Norwegian STAR, August 5-12, 2012.


Frank Nappi is the author of Echoes From The Infantry, The Legend of Mickey Tussler (on which the movie "A Mile In His Shoes" was based), and Sophomore Campaign. He will be hosting a cruise on the Norwegian Star, from New York City to Bermuda and return, August 5th thru 12th.
Join Frank on board for a private screening of the film "A Mile In His Shoes", followed by a reading from his new novel "Sophomore Campaign", and a Book Signing/Question and Answer Session. Later in the week there will be a private, hosted Cocktail Party/Reception and Photo Opportunity.

For more information about Frank Nappi, and his award winning work, go to www.franknappi.com

NORWEGIAN STAR, August 5-12, 2012

Sunday - Depart Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Monday - Day At Sea
Tuesday - Day At Sea
Wednesday - King's Wharf, Bermuday
Thursday - Kings Wharf, Bermuda
Friday - Kings Wharf, Bermuda
Saturday - Day At Sea
Sunday - Return to Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Fare: Inside $2209.50 for two, including taxes and fees
Ocean View $2309.50 for two, including taxes and fees
Balcony $3009.50 for two, including taxes and fees

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Seventeen-year-old Mickey Tussler is recruited to play for a minor league affiliate of the Boston Braves in the 1940s. Arthur Murphy, a scout and coach
for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, swears that Mickey is a phenom- one who has the greatest arm Murph has ever seen, that anybody has ever seen. And it might be true. But Mickey is also autistic, before autism was given a name, and his Aspergers keeps him sealed off from a world he scarcely understands. But Arthur wants to take the chance. The minor league Brewers have had one of the
worst records in baseball history, and he needs to do something to shake the team up. But can Mickey survive? Tormented by the memories of an abusive
father and heckled by fans and teammates alike, the odds are stacked against him. But his inimitable talent -- one of the most gifted arms in the history of
baseball - just might give him a chance. Can he survive a real life dream? Or are the harsh realities of life too much for him? This is the powerful underdog story of how a young man with an extraordinary gift comes of age in a harsh and
competitive world that may not be ready for him

It is 1949. Seventeen year old pitching phenom Mickey Tussler returns for a second season with the rejuvenated minor league Brewers. Despite Mickey’s
proclamation that he will never play baseball again after last season’s violent conclusion, manager and now surrogate father Arthur Murphy, whose relationship with Mickey's mother has blossomed significantly, cajoles the emotionally fragile, socially awkward autistic boy into giving it another shot. Murph’s job is, once again, on the line. The owner’s edict is clear; win or you are gone.

The Brew Crew gets off to a fast start, with the Baby Bazooka once again electrifying the hometown fans with his incomparable pitching prowess. The Brewers seem primed to erase last year’s devastating loss to their Rival Rangers when Boxcar, the team’s starting catcher and one of the cornerstones of the club, falls ill and is replaced by Lester Sledge, a young African American ballplayer Murph pries away from a local Negro League team. Mickey has trouble dealing with loss for the first time, while Murph’s selection ignites a firestorm of controversy, beginning with the club owner who fears the public criticism. Despite Lester’s brilliance on the field, the entire team is subjected to racial threats and various episodes of violence, one (involving one of his teammates) which Mickey happens to witness. Struggling to understand the
ugliness and hatred to which he has been exposed, and fearful of reprisal should he tell anyone about what he has seen, the boy’s performance on the field
suffers. Mickey struggles with the weight of this dark secret, and Murph’s Brewers go into a mid-season slump; it appears as though they will finish behind
the Rangers yet again, rendering Murph out of baseball forever. The only one who can save them now is their enigmatic fireballer, who must now deal with a side of human nature he scarcely understands.