No Dribbling the Squid: Octopush, Shin Kicking, Elephant Polo, and Other Oddball Sports [NOOK Book]

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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, ...

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740790508
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet 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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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    A very impressive and wildly amusing book

    I'll admit that I had my doubts when I first looked at a friend's copy of this book- I mean there's only so much craziness that I'm interested in reading about. But as soon as I started to read it, I was riveted. The writing style was very interesting and engaging, and the book fluidly transitioned from one description to the next. From toe-wrestling to wife-carrying, one sport was more hilarious than the next. Rosen has done an impressive job researching and tracking down descriptions of all of these "sports" from around the world, and he does us all a great service by putting them to text. A very funny, very amusing book that I would recommend to almost anyone- buy it!

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

    Dribble that squid

    Possibly one of the most interesting reads I've had in a long time. No Dribbling the Squid offered a look into sports that I have never seen before. From the "break neck and ballistic", Wife-Carrying races to the outrageous and incredibly interesting Swamp Soccer, this book offers page after page of shock and awe. I am a huge sports fan, you name it and I love it. So for a book to go into detail and look at sports that never make the headlines left me extremely intrigued as a sports lover. The authors keep the material fresh and interesting. The shear wow factor in the outrageous descriptions of the sports is only better highlighted by their commentary. As I read on I was only further amazed by the more unbelievable sports that the world has to offer. Kudos to Rosen and Kassoy for revealing some of the most amazing and bizarre sports out there. I can't wait to try a few of them myself.

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

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    No Dribbling the Squid

    Giving books as gifts always seems to be more a guessing game than anything. Will it be too boring? Not the recipient's cup of tea? Will I even like it myself?

    'No Dribbling the Squid' solves this, simply because it's not an investment. In my experience, some of the most enjoyable books are ones you can read for a few minutes, put down, and come back to days later. This is one of those, because it's a collection of short descriptions. It's perfect bathroom reading material, or even just for a quick distraction while working. Not to mention, the writing is fresh and funny. Seldom do books make me laugh out loud, but on occasion, this one did just that. Rosen fills the pages well by not just 'filling' them - but by making each description of each wacky sport a cohesive and well-written story. Not just a description, but a story.

    The premise is simple: Wacky sports with humorous descriptions. The pages flip easily, and it's thick enough not to get old. And honestly, who wouldn't want to impress the friends and family this holiday season by describing something as astounding as 'retro cycling'. Don't know what that is? Then order the book!

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