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Can a convicted criminal be trusted to help solve their case, or will he lead them straight into a double cross?


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Can she restore his reputation or will he jeopardize hers?


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Family, second chances--and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing. . .


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Will this unlikely match prosper or fall to the shoals of the ton?


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The Irresistible Italian: Married for Business


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You'll never be the same




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Also by Dave Zirin:

Game Over, February 2013
Paperback
Bad Sports, July 2010
Hardcover
A People's History of Sports in the United States, September 2008
Hardcover
Welcome to the Terrordome, June 2007
Paperback

Bad Sports
Dave Zirin

How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love

Simon and Schuster
July 2010
On Sale: July 20, 2010
240 pages
ISBN: 1416554750
EAN: 9781416554752
Hardcover
$25.00
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A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE “CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING” (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The fastest-growing sector of today’s sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs, and $9 beers to owners endlessly demanding new multimillion-dollar stadiums funded by public tax dollars. Those sitting in the owners’ boxes are increasingly placing profit over players’ performances and fan loyalty. Bad Sports cuts through the hype and bombast to zero in on tales of abusive, dictatorial owners who move their teams thousands of miles away from their fan base, use their stadiums as religious and political platforms, or hold communities ransom for millions of dollars of taxpayer money to fund their gargantuan stadiums.

As the multibillion-dollar sports-industrial complex continues to lumber along, Dave Zirin is the voice in the wilderness, speaking out for the common fan with a tough, passionate, and intelligent voice that will remind readers that there is more to sportswriting than glowing athlete profiles.

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