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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (95 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Queenan Narrator: Joe Queenan Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Buske | 11/1/2013

    " A hilarious book on sports in general and specifically, in America. I had previously read "White Trash, Red Lobster & The Blue Lagoon" and really enjoyed that too. Queenan is a clever and witty observer of American culture. Many of his observations had me howling with laughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 12/9/2012

    " Anyone who is an extreme sports fan and an extreme cynic will love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 1/22/2012

    " A great, rambling, endlessly clever and quotable manifesto on sports and the pleasure in a love that is so often based on abject hatred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter | 10/26/2011

    " Fantastic book recommended by a friend. I laughed out loud early and often while reading this book. If you enjoy sports at all, this book is worth the read. "

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