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Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction as well as a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, Sixty is a wickedly honest and ... [Read More]
Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction as well as a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, Sixty is a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was...sixty. By the author of the multiple award-winning The Boy in the Moon. Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, "It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago." Ian began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Ian explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. "What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucien Freud do after they turned sixty?" And most importantly, "How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?" With formidable candour, he tries to answer this question: "Does aging and elderliness deserve to be dreaded--and how much of that dread can be held at bay by a reasonable human being?" For that matter, for a man of sixty, what even constitutes reasonableness?
What were Messi, Alex Morgan, Neymar, or Carli Lloyd like when they were your age? Learn how the top soccer stars of all time grew up and conquer... [Read More]
What were Messi, Alex Morgan, Neymar, or Carli Lloyd like when they were your age? Learn how the top soccer stars of all time grew up and conquered the sport. This guide follows fourteen of the best men's and women's players from their first childhood encounter with association football-whether at the school gym or a pickup game in a vacant lot-to their first appearance in a top-division match or their first international cap. For every one of them, it was a journey with its share of both tragedy and triumph. Did you know that . . . . . . as a boy, Pelé practiced with a newspaper-stuffed sock or a grapefruit, because he couldn't afford a proper football? . . . Mia Hamm discovered the sport of soccer as a toddler in Florence, Italy, where her father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was stationed? . . . at age ten, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that threatened to end his soccer career-until Barça offered to pay for his treatment? Illustrated with rare photos of stars-to-be on and off the field,Before They Were Starsis sure to entertain and inspire any budding soccer legend. Fans can learn more about their favorite players with other World Soccer Legends series books, such asStars of Women's Soccer: 2nd Edition,Stars of World Soccer,Neymar, Messi, andAlex Morgan.
Perfect for all ages and skill levels, Essential Soccer Skills progresses from beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences... [Read More]
Perfect for all ages and skill levels, Essential Soccer Skills progresses from beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form. The Essential Skills series is at-a-glance reference packed with instant-access, easy-to-understand tips to help you improve your game, your technique, and your creativity.
Pound for pound, the most revealing book on the sport today. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Its origin... [Read More]
Pound for pound, the most revealing book on the sport today. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Its origins hail from ancient Greece and the combat sport Pankration. Today MMA is a multi-million-dollar industry, led by the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion, and programs in Canada, Japan, South America, Russia and Europe. In MMA NOW!, Brian Sobie and Adam Elliott Segal share the history of mixed martial arts and present the top fighters plying the trade today. From "ground and pound" specialists to ferocious strikers to the complete-package fighters, this book is packed with 40 profiles of the most dangerous and awe-inspiring combatants to ever step into the octagon. Fans can look forward to reading about fighters such as: Royce Gracie, probably the most influential figure in MMA history Randy Couture, champion and controversial promoter of MMA BJ Penn, at one time ranked No. 1 in lightweight and the welterweight divisions Forrest Griffin, former Georgia police officer, winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Renan Barao, holder of one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA history Ben Askren, the star pinner with an unorthodox wrestling style. Other dynamic MMA fighters included are George St. Pierre, Ken Shamrock, Matt Hughes, Anderson Silva, Frank Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen, Josh Koscheck, Nate Diaz, Michael McDonald, Rory McDonald, Phil Davis, and Gunnar Nelson. Complete with more than 125 action photos, as well as essays on MMA history, the media and the movers and shakers of the sport, MMA NOW! is the most incisive book on MMA.
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