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No Dribbling the Squid: Octopush, Shin Kicking, Elephant Polo, and Other Oddball Sports

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In No Dribbling the Squid, armchair athletes--and anyone who enjoys tales of the strange and unusual--get a front-row seat at some of the world's most mind-blowing feats of strength, endurance, and eccentricity.

Here are profiles of more than 70 fringe, far-fetched, and frightening sports, all featured in up-close-and-personal photos. With everything from wayward warfare (Japanese mudflinging, team snowball fighting, professional shin kicking) to displaced races (swamp soccer, outhouse racing, underwater cycling, or elephant polo), to toe- and finger-wrestling, chess boxing, extreme mountain unicycling, spitting and hurling contests, city-wide brawls, and recess games gone grown-up, there's something here to tickle any competitor's freaky streak.

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen has written or edited more than 80 books for both adults and children. He has spent numerous years directing programming at the Thurber House, the cultural center in James Thurber's boyhood home, where he edited four collections of Thurber's work, created a three-volume humor biennial, and established the Thurber Prize in American Humor. An educator, author, poet and illustrator, Michael lives in Glenford, Ohio.

His collaborator, Ben Kassoy, coauthored <>No Dribbling the Squid. He attends Emory University. M. Sweeney Lawless, comedy writer and performer, lives in New York City and can hide up to five bees secretly in her mouth.

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ISBN:
9780740781209
Author:
Rosen, Michael J
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
With:
Kassoy, Ben
Author:
Rosen, Michael J.
Subject:
Topic - Sports
Subject:
Form - Anecdotes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Humor-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20091020
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 12.075 oz

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