Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
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 questi...
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House; Reprint edition (August 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 669922
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“Reading this book can serve as something of a litmus test. I've seen no critic — I use the term loosely — actually engage his arguments. Mostly they are flinging ad hominem non sequiturs.Those who react strongly against it — including the many who ha...”
ns:• 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.