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The All-Star Bathroom Sampler: A Sports Fan's Collection of Easily Digestible Lists, Facts, Stories, and Anecdotes

The All-Star Bathroom Sampler: A Sports Fan's Collection of Easily Digestible Lists, Facts, Stories, and Anecdotes Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A one-of-a-kind treasure-trove of eminently entertaining facts, stories, trivia,
and anecdotes for sports fans everywhere
 
 
FROM THE AUTHORS INTRODUCTION

To all the sports fans, benchwarmers, and backups that populate the bathrooms of this great world—here is your bathroom bible. Facts, quotes, jokes, anecdotes, trivia, history, and more, weve got a little something for everyone. If youre ambitious, read it all in one sitting, front to back. Or back to front. Or upside down. It doesnt matter. Pick a page and dive in. Flip around— thats the whole idea.Sit back, do your business, and enjoy.

 
Baseball Myths Debunked! • The Tragic Tale of Teds Head • More about Baseball

Wilt Chamberlain & the 20,000 Ladies • Magic on Bird, Bird on Magic • More about Basketball

Poker slang • Basics of Betting

Ali the Philosopher • More about Boxing

By the Numbers

Dang Refs

Philosophy of Fishing

Football Myths Debunked! • The Immaculate Reception • More about Football

Golf Hustlers • Goofy Golf Terms

Strange Sports • Blame It on the Lawyers

Hockey Goons • The Legend of the Octopus • More about Hockey

A Little History

Movies and Music and Stuff

Name Crazy

Other Sports We Love

Sex, Scandals, and Screw-Ups

Quizzes!

Synopsis:

The All-Star Bathroom Sampler is a one-of-a-kind treasure-trove of eminently entertaining facts, stories, trivia, and anecdotes for sports fans everywhere--regardless of geographic location, team loyalties, or sports preferences. Insider-author Max Brallier culls the best of the best from the great reservoir of sports information and writing out there in the world's ether. These are absorbing nuggets of reading that, while more filling than simple trivia, don't seek to recreate in miniature the experience that Sports Illustrated and the New Yorker articles provide--namely, an unintended nap on the can. The All-Star Bathroom Sampler can either be enjoyed from start to finish or picked up and read in small, satisfying snippets. It will be treasured--whether in the bathroom, on the couch, or in bed--by sports fans everywhere, readers of trivia, and collectors of amusing and entertaining sports stories, anecdotes, and trivia. - Weird sports

- Athletes and the law

- Yogiisms and other quotes

- Jokes

- Biographies

- Records

- History

- Team profiles

- Sports and politics

- Sports & sex

- Rules

Synopsis:

The Sports Fans All-Star Reader will quickly and generously fill a void in the book market:  a sports bathroom reader.  The sports market is rich, the bathroom reader genre proven.

 

Its obvious and logical to take a “bathroom reader” scoop out of the great reservoir of sports content; compile it with knowledge, voice, care, humor, and design, and unleash it upon the proven sports book market.

 

It is the best of digested content, not the heavy New Yorker profile or the extended Sports Illustrated article, but more filling than simple trivia.

About the Author

Yogiisms

Yogi Berra is the master of the malaprop.  Over the years, a million different quotes have been attributed to him.  Did he say all of these things?  Perhaps not, but that doesnt make them any less entertaining.  As Yogi himself said, “I didn't really say everything I said."

“A nickel aint worth a dime anymore.”

“If the world were perfect, it wouldnt be.”

“Always go to other peoples' funerals – otherwise they won't go to yours.”

“If you cant imitate him, dont copy him.”

“When you get to a fork in the road, take it.”

“No one goes there any more, it's too crowded.”

“I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”

“I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on its head.”

“I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.”

“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

“Pitching always beats batting – and vice-versa.”

“You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what's left.”

"This is like deja vu all over again."

Table of Contents

Content will include:

-          Biography                                 - Records

-          History                                     - Jokes

-          Fiction                                      - Team profiles

-          Film dialogue                            - Dumb jocks

-          Weird sports                            - Not-so-dumb jocks

-          Sports and politics                    - Sports and sex

-          Superstitions                            - Sports and literature

-          Sports and Hollywood               - Rules

-          Curiosities                                - Whered they get that name from

-          Memorabilia                              - Trading cards

-          Athletes and the law                 - Disastrous press conferences

-          Quotes                                     - And on and on and on

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599214764
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Brallier, Max
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 368 pages Lyons Press - English 9781599214764 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The All-Star Bathroom Sampler is a one-of-a-kind treasure-trove of eminently entertaining facts, stories, trivia, and anecdotes for sports fans everywhere--regardless of geographic location, team loyalties, or sports preferences. Insider-author Max Brallier culls the best of the best from the great reservoir of sports information and writing out there in the world's ether. These are absorbing nuggets of reading that, while more filling than simple trivia, don't seek to recreate in miniature the experience that Sports Illustrated and the New Yorker articles provide--namely, an unintended nap on the can. The All-Star Bathroom Sampler can either be enjoyed from start to finish or picked up and read in small, satisfying snippets. It will be treasured--whether in the bathroom, on the couch, or in bed--by sports fans everywhere, readers of trivia, and collectors of amusing and entertaining sports stories, anecdotes, and trivia. - Weird sports

- Athletes and the law

- Yogiisms and other quotes

- Jokes

- Biographies

- Records

- History

- Team profiles

- Sports and politics

- Sports & sex

- Rules

"Synopsis" by ,
The Sports Fans All-Star Reader will quickly and generously fill a void in the book market:  a sports bathroom reader.  The sports market is rich, the bathroom reader genre proven.

 

Its obvious and logical to take a “bathroom reader” scoop out of the great reservoir of sports content; compile it with knowledge, voice, care, humor, and design, and unleash it upon the proven sports book market.

 

It is the best of digested content, not the heavy New Yorker profile or the extended Sports Illustrated article, but more filling than simple trivia.
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