Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Steve Almond

A New York Times top Seller

“ very important read."Publishers Weekly

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

In Against Football, Steve Almond info why, after 40 years as a fan, he can 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, jump, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry?
• How did a game that reasons mind harm turn into such a huge brand for our associations of upper learning?

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

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