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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|Size: ||2.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Melville House|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781612194165 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
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