Who is Howard Burman, this individual who can write in such a moving fashion? He’s the real deal. The holder of a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature from Ohio State and a Fulbright Scholar, Burman has served as the artistic producing director of three theater companies and has written more than 20 full-length plays, so you know he has a better feel for dialog than just about anyone else who’s written baseball history. And that’s the other aspect of “A Man Called Shoeless” that shines from the pages… the dialog Burman has created to tell his story.
--John Shiffert, 19 to 21