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Against Football : One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
by Steve Almond


Overview - A New York Times Best Seller

"Powerful...an important read." -- Publishers Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football

In Against Football , Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A New York Times Best Seller

"Powerful...an important read." --Publishers Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions:

- Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
- What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood--run, leap, throw, tackle--into a billion-dollar industry?
- How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning?

There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781612194912
  • ISBN-10: 1612194915
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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