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Against Football : One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto (Reprint) (Paperback) (Steve Almond)

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A New York Times Best Seller“Powerful...an important read."Publishers WeeklyNew York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: footballIn 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.
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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 193
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography, Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Football
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Steve Almond
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2015
TCIN: 17464059
UPC: 9781612194912
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-7543
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