Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

By: Almond, Steve

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A New York Times Best Seller

" 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.

Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Author Name: Almond, Steve

Categories: Melville House (Small Press),

Publisher: MELVILLE HOUSE PUB: Jan-16

ISBN Number: 1612194915

ISBN Number 13: 9781612194912

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 307809