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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Diagnosing MannyI hadn't heard about this, but there's a new Manny Ramirez biography coming out today. It's called "Becoming Manny," and its co-author is a clinical psychologist named Jean Rhodes. Rhodes is interviewed today in the Boston Globe:
Q. If you had to diagnose him, what would you say?
I think I like "Manny's flow state transcends the known world" better than "Manny being Manny."
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 9:42am
But it’s so much harder to say and remember and will never fit on a t-shirt.
Posted 03/10 at 10:07 AM
Umm…“a degree of narcissim”? Isn’t that kinda underscoring it? I mean, to a degree, I’m narcissistic…Manny is off the charts compared to me…
Posted 03/10 at 10:19 AM
When I read the last line in the block quote, I wondered whether the likely-recorded interview was translated to text properly.
Did the psychologist say:
Also, there’s a degree of narcissism. That can’t be denied.
Also, there’s a degree of narcissism that can’t be denied.
Posted 03/11 at 07:45 AM
Wow—so cool to see this linked! Jean Rhodes is a professor in my doctoral program, and she paid me to help her write a book about Manny that was finished over the summer. It was interesting to read so much about Manny’s early life and the beginning of his career, the kind of kid he was at tha time and the way he was described by the people that knew him. People are always more complicated than they first appear…
Posted 03/11 at 01:32 PM
No histrionic in there at all?
Posted 03/11 at 10:27 PM