Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav

90% of the Game Is Half Mental

Best Seller
90% of the Game Is Half Mental by Emma Span
Paperback $15.00
Mar 16, 2010 | ISBN 9780345501752

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Mar 16, 2010 | ISBN 9780345501752

    Also available from:

  • Mar 16, 2010 | ISBN 9780345504876

    Available from:

Product Details

Praise

“Emma Span’s 90% of the Game is Half Mental is one of the most enjoyable, satisfying sports books I have ever had the pleasure to read. In a modern journalistic era pocked by snark and sarcasm, Span offers up a riveting glimpse at the absurdity—and splendor—of modern sports. Were this book a mustache, it would be Don Mattingly’s—circa 1988.”—Jeff Pearlman author, Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won!

“Emma Span likes bad movies (“Bats: Human Harvest”), terrible TV shows (“Walker: Texas Ranger”), and–from the perspective of this Red Sox fan—even worse baseball teams (the New York Yankees). But her zesty dispatches from the clubhouse and the bleachers signal the happy arrival of a new generation of baseball obsessives. I still can’t bring myself to root for the Yankees, but it’s easy to cheer for Emma Span.” —Will Blythe, author of To Hate Like This is To Be Happy Forever

“An irreverent, affectionate look at the frequently obsessive, often irrational, totally committed mindset it takes to be a true baseball fan.“—Johnette Howard, author of The Rivals
 
“Emma Span understands what it means to be a sports fan. She writes about baseball the way I wish everyone would write about baseball.”—Will Leitch, contributing editor, New York magazine, author God Save The Fan

Get the latest updates from Emma Span
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top