Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


The Kid Book

Posted on

A HOME RUN Author Ben Bradlee hits all the bases in this expansive biography of the legendary slugger.

The Kid

Current Status:
In Season
Charlie Chaplin

We gave it an A

Baseball legend Ted Williams always said the movie of his life should open with him piloting his jet into battle during the Korean War. But journalist Bradlee, who spent more than a decade researching his definitive 800-plus-page bio, The Kid, begins with Williams on the slab as technicians saw off his head in order to preserve it cryonically. Fans will still revel in the Kid’s Fenway Park heroics, detailed beautifully here, but they’ll also see his more cantankerous side, as Bradlee’s rare interviews with Williams’ women — his lovers and daughters — shed new light on the slugger and on the sad final chapter of his life. A