Chicago Cubs’ World Series Win Inspires Fan to Recount the Long Wait to Victory

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Joel Levin reminisces on 70 years of bad luck, lovable losers and one cursed goat

One hundred and eight years was the longest drought in North American pro sports history, infamously held by the Chicago Cubs. Fans waited over a century for their loveable losers to bring home a championship.

Joel Levin has been around for 82 years of Cubs mishaps, close calls and curses. Now, Levin shares how he, the world and his team transformed on the way to ending that 108-year record in “Holy Cow, Black Cats and Billy Goats: Memories of a Chicago Cubs Fan.”

Sparked by the team’s 2016 world championship, “Holy Cow, Black Cats and Billy Goats” explores a timeline of Levin’s life as he witnesses an evolving society and a relentless baseball team. A life-long Cubs supporter, Levin highlights his emotions and recollections of the past, dating all the way back to his first game in 1945.

“The thrill of a winning season and the drama of the final 2016 game, led to my examination of the past eight decades,” Levin said. “There are Cubs fans across the world and in different statins of life. Holy Cow, Black Cats and Billy Goats will inspire them to recall and recount their own lives as they waited for a Cubbies championship.”

Levin’s book honors the Chicago Cubs, their supporters, and the long wait to the ultimate championship.

“Holy Cow, Black Cats and Bill Goats: Memories of a Chicago Cubs Fan”
By Joel Levin
ISBN: 9781524698331 (hardcover) 9781524698324 (softcover) 9781524698317 (ebook)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Joel M. Levin is a physician and musician. He has contributed to medical journals, as well as penned a memoir on his love and life with his wife. Levin continues to find time to work with self-help groups. His favorite charities involve young children with malignancy and the protection of animals. He currently lives in a suburb near Chicago with a daughter and his loving pet.

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