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You Call It Sport, But I Say It's a Jungle Out There

Jenkins, Dan

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ISBN 10: 0671690213 / ISBN 13: 9780671690212
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1989
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed by the author on the S&S colophon page after the front endpaper: "For Rick D-- / Diana says sports was her life till she read this book-- / Dan Jenkins." Book is unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is price-clipped; light edgewear at spine ends and corners; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006620

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Title: You Call It Sport, But I Say It's a Jungle ...

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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

From Publishers Weekly:

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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