Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World

Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World

Roger Bennett


A hugely illustrated, fantastically designed tribute to ping pong, the world's most well liked but least liked sport—with stories from the desk by way of Nick Hornby, Will Shortz, Davy Rothbart, Harold Evans, Jonathan Safran Foer, and others.

each activity claims to be the world's game—soccer, basketball, kabaddi. yet none can fit the worldwide prestige bought through modest, ubiquitous ping pong—the preferred but misunderstood hobby on the planet at the present time, a drowsing big of fast paced enjoyable. subscribe to us on a trip into the darkish corners and far away alleys of this ponging globe, from suburban basements of misspent youths to Bangkok backrooms to New Jersey rec rooms to Beijing stadia to dwarf baby champions to aged fans to Hollywood hipsters to perky porn stars. This solid of millions, mixed with artifacts from the authors' ever-growing number of ping pongalia, finds the hidden truths of the area in the back of the sport: the secrets and techniques of everlasting adolescence, guerrilla battle, foolproof seduction, status and adulation—all defined via paddles, sixty inches of web, and a bouncing, bouncing ball. an international the place every little thing you recognize is pong.

*Please notice: a few photos contained during this publication are of an grownup nature.

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