You Call It Sports, but I Say It's a Jungle Out There

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9780671690212: You Call It Sports, but I Say It's a Jungle Out There

The bestselling author of Semi-Tough, Dead Solid Perfect, and Baja Oklahoma provides more than 75 classic stories, profiles, and columns of his career.

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In his 11th book, Jenkins ( Semi-Tough ) collects his magazine articles, syndicated columns and a few original essays in a lively anthology. Though his humor is anything but subtle, it is often on target--as when Jenkins escorts the reader to one of golf's major tournaments, the Chrysler/Shearson/Nissan Sausage 'n' Biscuit K mart Klassic, where winning 19th place pays the victor a half-million dollars. A fan of college football and pro golf, primarily, the author gives other sports short shrift, and allows his enthusiasm for the grid game to produce several interminable lists of facts (e.g., names, dates and scores of "significant games in the first 120 years of college football.") But bright, entertaining pieces on travel ("Dateline Erotica," on London), movies and literature ("Real Men Eat Cliches") offer compensation. Misogyny occasionally mars the author's jocular, engaging voice.
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From Library Journal:

Jenkins, who pioneered the good-old-boy style of sportswriting (for example, his much earlier works: Semi-Tough , LJ 10/15/72; Dead Solid Perfect , LJ 10/1/74), serves up more of the same in this collection of articles culled mainly from his magazine and newspaper columns. He covers topics that range from auto racing to tennis, but center mostly on what he considers the engaging sports (collegiate football, golf) as opposed to the tedious (ice hockey, soccer, etc.). Sprinkled throughout are the salty characters and dialogue his devotees would expect. A discordant note is his fascination with lists that frequently border on the trivial (who, for example, really needs a list of Heisman Trophy losers?). Nonetheless, the author's popularity should ensure a substantial demand. --William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Fla.
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