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A funny, often caustic look at sports in America explores the religious fervor many fans devote to their team, deconstructing related issues of social violence and selfesteem. Original.
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Praise for Dennis Perrin's Mr. Mike
"Michael O'Donoghue was the most innovative satirist of his generation. Thankfully, this book forsakes the tabloid sensationalism of so many less show-business biographies, and honestly captures its subject and his unique creativity. I loved it." --- Chevy Chase
"Fascinating." --- The New York Times Book Review
"Laughter is a faculty that supposedly separates us from the beasts. But there is such a thing as a comedy animal, and Dennis Perrin has netted him with great aplomb. Humor, in the right hands, is no laughing matter." --- Christopher Hitchens
"Awfully entertaining...Perrin is savvy enough to give us large helpings of the man's work, both long-remembered sketches and never-performed gems." ---The Boston Phoenix
"A must-read for anyone interested in the history of comedy and satire in pop culture." --- Wilkes-Barre Times LeaderAbout the Author:
Dennis Perrin has written about pop culture and politics for a variety of publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Spin, and Mother Jones, and has contributed to "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." He has appeared on CNN, C-Span, CNBC, and NPR, and at many leading universities. His biography of Michael O'Donoghue, Mr. Mike, appeared in 1998. Mr. Perrin lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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