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Utility of Boredom : Baseball Essays (Paperback) (Andrew Forbes)

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A collection of essays for ardent seamheads and casual baseball fans alike, The Utility of Boredom is a book about finding respite and comfort in the order, traditions, and rituals of baseball. It's a sport that shows us what a human being might be capable of, with extreme dedication--whether we're eating hot dogs in the stands, waiting out a rain delay in our living rooms, or practising the lost art of catching a stray radio signal from an out-of-market broadcast.

From learning about America through ball diamond visits to the most famous triple play that never happened on Canadian soil, Forbes invites us to witness the adult conversing with the O Pee-Chee baseball cards of his youth. Tender, insightful, and with the slow heartbreak familiar to anyone who's cheered on a losing team, The Utility of Boredom tells us a thing or two about the sport, and how a seemingly trivial game might help us make sense of our messy lives.

Number of Pages: 150
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Literary Collections, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Baseball / Essays + Writings, Essays
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Andrew Forbes
Language: English
Street Date: April 4, 2016
TCIN: 51213623
UPC: 9781926743691
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7497
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