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  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781612194912
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99
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Against Football



A New York Times Best Seller

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.

  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781612194912
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of the acclaimed story collection My Life in Heavy Metal.

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