Books 17 & 18: ‘End Zone’ and ‘League of Denial’

This week, Football Book Club is reading Don DeLillo’s End Zone and Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru’s League of Denial. And we’ll be posting about The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra, along with anything else we feel like throwing in there because football season is just about over and we are all in great moods because the […]

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Bye Week

It’s Bye Week, y’all!  And that means that the NFL/Football Book Club Season is almost half over. And while we’re not reading a new book this week — everybody’s busy resting, getting cortisone injections for nagging injuries, and bemoaning their teams’ records (expect Rob, and maybe Dan) — we’re still posting about titles we’ve read this season. So […]

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Malignant Mutations: On Family, Jay Cutler, and ‘Winesburg, Ohio’

By Adam Boretz 1. It has recently come to my attention that the once charming eccentricities of my more distant family members have devolved into full blown pathologies. The wild uncle once known for his cutting wit and free spirit has grown shiftless, unreliable, and selfish. The morbid aunt has become clinically depressed and briefly […]

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