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Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

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

A New York Times Best Seller

" 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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Ebook Details
Pages: 160
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Melville House
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781612194165 (DRM-EPUB)

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