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Tilting At Windmills: How I Tried To Stop Worrying And Love Sport

Miller, Andy

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ISBN 10: 0670896411 / ISBN 13: 9780670896417
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Title: Tilting At Windmills: How I Tried To Stop ...

Publisher: Viking

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"I hate sport. I've always hated it. I don't just mean one or two types of sport; I don't get any of them". If sport is the new religion, Andy Miller is an atheist. He is proud to say he was the last one to be picked for the school football team. The beautiful game, the roar of the crowd, winning, losing and even taking part - all these mean nothing to him. Well, almost nothing. He loves crazy golf. In this book Andy Miller sets out to discover what it is about sport that sends the British barmy. From the Open to the Boat Race, from football in the Nationwide to tennis at Wimbledon, from the World Wrestling Federation to Steve Redgrave's homecoming parade, he turns a quizzical eye on the participants, the spectators and the sponsors to try to understand our greatest national obsession. And to experience what others feel so passionately, Andy pursues his own dream of crazy-golf glory. It takes him from the windswept Skegness seafront to the giant adventure golf courses of Myrtle Beach, USA, and to the European Championships in Latvia, where he is the sole member of a struggling British team. "Tilting at Windmills" is the hilarious yet slightly unsettling story of the passions that are unleashed when a sports atheist tries to stop worrying and love sport - and almost succeeds.

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Andy Miller has written for the Guardian, the Idler, Esquire and Mojo. A former bookseller with Waterstorie's, he now works in publishing. This is his first book. In his early 30s, he was brought up in Croydon, and now lives with his wife in Chiswick, west London.

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