Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

Author:   Josh Rosenblatt
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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9780062569998


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   23 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Josh Rosenblatt
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   ECCO Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.166kg
ISBN:  

9780062569998


ISBN 10:   0062569996
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   23 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Fascinating . . . a highly lucid, very personal meditation on selfhood. -- <strong>NPR Books</strong> Glistens with illuminations about courage and aging. The aim was self-transformation. Win or lose, it was mission accomplished. -- <strong>Wall Street Journal</strong> A story of perilous becoming. -- <strong><em>Los Angeles Times</em></strong> A book worth reading not only for those who enjoy MMA and other forms of professional fighting, but for those who are baffled as to why such a bloody sport would ever be appealing. . . . Rosenblatt's observations about being a Jewish athlete are also quite timely. -- <em><strong>Salon</strong></em> Rosenblatt offers much food for thought in this intellectual memoir blending sports and self-transformation. -- <strong><em>Library Journal</em></strong> A very entertaining and informative chronicle of a quixotic journey of self-examination. -- <strong><em>Booklist</em></strong> Over the last several years I've read quite a few books by thoughtful men and women about the lure of various forms of fighting. Josh Rosenblatt's Why We Fight is much the best of this mini-genre. -- <strong>David Shields, author of <em>The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead</em></strong> This is a terrific story-funny and scary and moving-as well as a thoughtful meditation on bravery, violence, pain, aging, and how getting hit in the face can change your life for the better. -- <strong>Paul Bloom, Yale University, author of <em>Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion</em></strong> 'But I was tired of myself, so I said yes.' And thus begins Rosenblatt's journey from chicken to beast. I loved this book mostly for its gorgeous restraint. It ain't a macho brag but rather a piece of Old Testament prophecy. A clarion call advocating the importance of physicality. -- <strong>Chas Smith, author of <em>Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing</em></strong> Erudite. -- <strong>Publishers Weekly</strong>


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Josh Rosenblatt is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in VICE, the Texas Observer, and the Austin Chronicle. Between 2012 and 2014 he was the editor-in-chief of Fightland, VICE Media's mixed martial arts publication. Josh lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Katchen.

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