Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Steve Almond


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“Powerful...an vital read."Publishers Weekly

New York occasions bestselling writer Steve Almond takes on America’s greatest sacred cow: football

In Against Football, Steve Almond information why, after 40 years as a fan, he can now not watch the sport he nonetheless loves. utilizing a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a chain of provocative questions:

• Does our dependancy to soccer foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
• What does it suggest that our society has transmuted the intuitive actual joys of childhood—run, bounce, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry?
• How did a recreation that reasons mind harm turn into such a major logo for our associations of upper learning?

There hasn't ever been a ebook that exposes the darkish underside of America’s favourite video game with such searing candor.

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