One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
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A New York Times Best Seller
“Powerful...an 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Unlike the cudgeling football players experience, I feel grateful for the sharp creases Steve's knife like prose left on my mind. I hope others will take up this issue, I will!
I'm grateful for the way you have opened our eyes. Im sure these messages along with yours are being controlled it's obvious
Everyone should be made aware of the affects of the overwhelming negative affects football has on our bodies and wallets.
I used to love this game. My opinion has drastically changed after reading this book.