The Librarian: Soccernomics
Remember a few years ago how everyone --myself included-- was all OMFG when "How Soccer Explains The World Came Out"? I was all tits-over-tail about and then my man Tom Fina, The Angriest Man in Metroland™, hit me with the heat one night that "Frank Foer is just Kuper light".
Intrigued, I had to find out who this Simon Kuper was so I read his engrossing "Soccer Against the Enemy" and found myself swiftly agreeing with Fina. So it's with great anticipation and fanboy enthusiasm that I get to tell you that his latest book, "Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport", came out this week. You should buy it not because I think you should or because you are a footie freak but because it has the most unwieldy title since Dave Eggers' "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Based on a True Story?".