When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball’s Greatest Heroes

ISBN: 0786887443
ISBN 13: 9780786887446
By: Yogi Berra Dave Kaplan

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Now available in paperback, "it's déjà vu all over again" with another New York Times bestseller--more than 160,000 copies in print! Three-time MVP and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra hit home runs twice in a row with his two previous books, The Yogi Book and It Ain't Over. Now, his winning streak continues as the celebrated athlete and true American hero speaks about life, baseball, and "the forks in the road." Filled with the baseball legend's inimitable and unwittingly wise aphorisms from "It ain't over till it's over" to "You can't think and hit at the same time," these reflections focus on the valuable lessons he learned on and off the field.

Reader's Thoughts


good for a couple laughs


America got lucky twice: first they watched Yogi Berra as a baseball player and then they discovered him as a philosopher. Yogi managed to combine the essence of both and the delightful outcome is When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It! In this memoir, Yogi recounts his baseball days with candor and uses these examples to deal with life’s ups and downs. We learn about the good choices he made as well the mistakes, and what is superficial and what is really important. The advice he doles out with wit and humor turns out to good advice for young and old. A great book to own and to give as a gift.

Lori Grant

A should-read book on how to stay motivated as you manage your career.

Frank Taranto

Yogi being Yogi is much more interesting and deep than Manny being Manny.Yogi is one of those people whose innate intelligence and knowledge shine through despite his lack of education. The book is full of great baseball stories and other vignettes of his life. What really shines through is homespun philosophy of doing the right thing because it is the right thing. He talks of setting goals, because you can't get somewhere if you don't know where you're going.Simple and profound.


I liked reading about The Yankees so all of that was wonderful.I always liked Yogi. He liked Joe DiMaggio and Joe Garagiola. Me too.I did not like the part where he was fired from the Yankees, and he explained that part too. He was one of my original Yankees. Just as Derek Jeter is one of my little boys from the Columbus Clippers.Wonderful reading if you like the Yankees.


Fun read for nay baseball fan


It made me want to grab a bat a take a great hack!


yogi berra is always somehow endearing.


I absolutely loved Berra's frank and honest approach in this book. I was taken back to a time when life didn't seem as complicated as it does now. I also enjoyed learning the the background stories to many of his well-known (and sometimes misquoted) quotes.


Enjoyable book of Yogi Berra's sayings

Don Weidinger

great life lessons, from the St Louis Hill, d-day landing, leave room to move in negotiations, its not over till its over--keep striving, if you can't immitate then don't copy, "Keep trying. Stay humble, Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it." , watch and observe and listen, its not what happens to you its how you handle and react to it, we agree different.

Michael Kjeldsen

This story is (non fiction) about Yogi Berra and his career as a baseball player and a manger. He tells you about his conflicts as a coach and a Yankee. As you read the book you will pick up wisdom.the story is told threw his life lessons as a child, ball player, and a coach. He has to deal with all of the aces and pains as he plays one of the hardest positions in baseball catcher. He goes through finacial issues. Then he explains how he works through it and gives you the reader advice on how you can do it too. He went through hard times playing baseball trying to play during wars and the great depression is not that easy. But he explains how hard he had to work and the obstacles ha over came.i gave this book 4 stars because


A quick and fun read. Darn nice man. Warm, friendly, caring, family focused, loyal and lover of baseball.


Picked it up for a roadtrip, but Carl wasn't interested in it. It's only 2 CDs so I listened to it while undecorating. He enjoyed his years in professional baseball, but being close to family is what keeps him happy.


I love Yogi Berra's sense of humor.

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