Against football [electronic resource] : One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto. Steve Almond.
- ISBN: 9781612194165 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Melville House, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1942 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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