At last author Joe Queenan has turned his attention to a truly weighty issue: the wide world of sports fans. In True Believers he attempts to answer the bewildering question: What does anyone get out of it? For Yankees and Lakers fans the return on emotional investment is relatively high. But why do people root so passionately for inept teams like the Red Six, the Cubs, and the Phillies? Is it pure tribalism? An attempt to maintain contact with one's vanished childhood?
A lifelong Phillies fan, Queenan addresses these other questions, shedding light on the culture and psychology of his fellow fans. Fans Who Love Too Much illuminates the plight of men who, like the author, actually resort to psychotherapy to deal with their unhealthy addiction. Fans Who Misbehave attempts to deconstruct otherwise solid citizens who, once they enter a stadium, spill beer on women or moon other fans. True Believers is a hilarious but also heartfelt look into the world of those fans who realize that it is, in fact, more than just a game. Download and start listening now!