Sammy Sosa: A Biography Topics for Discussion

Bill Gutman
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1. Why did Sosa seem spoiled and unmanageable during his first years in professional baseball?

2. How was Sosa transformed from selfindulgence into the generous, thoughtful man who chased Roger Maris's home run record?

3. Why would Gutman favor Sosa's exploits on the baseball field over Sosa's private life? What do you think Sosa is like in his private life?

4. What purpose is served by devoting most of Sammy Sosa: A Biography to the 1998 baseball season?

5. Is Sosa an admirable man? What does Gutman say about Sosa's being or not being admirable? Should Gutman's point of view on this matter be trusted?

6. Why do you think Gutman wrote Sammy Sosa:A Biography?

7. Why would Gutman shift back and forth between past tense and present tense at the end of the biography?

8. What made Sosa's cheerfulness during the 1998 baseball season appealing to fellow players, sportswriters, and fans?

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