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True Believers Audiobook

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Written by Joe Queenan

Narrated by Joe Queenan

Published on June 1, 2003

Audio is 416 hours and 40 minutes

About True Believers:

Bestselling author Joe Queenan’s True Believers explores the world of sports fans in an attempt to understand the inexplicable: What does anyone get out of it?

For Yankee, Cowboy, and Laker fans the answer is fairly clear: the return on investment is relatively high. But why do people root so passionately for formerly inept teams like the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the Philadelphia Phillies? Why do people organize their emotional lives around lackluster franchises such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, the San Diego Padres, and the Phoenix Suns, of whom decades passed with only winning a single championship in their entire history? Is it pure tribalism? An attempt to maintain contact with one’s vanished childhood?

In True Believers, humorist and lifelong Philly fan Joe Queenan answers these and many other questions, shedding light on—and reveling in—the culture and psychology of his countless fellow fans. Making pilgrimages to such cradles of competition as Notre Dame Stadium, Fenway, and Wrigley Field, Queenan delves into every aspect of fandom in such illuminating chapters as Fans Who Love Too Much (men, like the author, who actually resort to psychotherapy to deal with their unhealthy addiction), Fans Who Run in Front (which meticulously delineates the differences between Retroactive, Municipal, and Vicarious Frontrunners), and Fans Who Misbehave (those who spill beer on women, moon other fans, or throw half-eaten sandwiches at innocent bystanders simply because they look like the current coach of the New York Jets).

True Believers
is a hilarious but also heartfelt look into the world of those fans who realize that it is, in fact, more than just a game.

,The bestselling author of True Believers and Balsamic Dreams, Joe Queenan is a contributing writer at Men’s Health and writes regularly for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He lives in Tarrytown, New York.

True Believers was published on June 1, 2003.

The True Believers Audiobook is 416 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in True Believers

True Believers includes the following subjects: Form / Essays. The BISAC Subject Code is Sports & Recreation, Sociology of Sports.

About the Author(s) of True Believers

The author of True Believers is Joe Queenan.

About the Narrator of True Believers Audiobook

The narrator for the True Believers Audiobook is Joe Queenan.

True Believers Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1593973039. The ISBN-13 is 9781593973032.

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