Hosted by Brewer Jake himself, FHB’s non-fiction book club meeting for August will focus on Basketball and Other Things by Shea Serrano. Not your average sports book, this non-fiction fave from 2017 has been described as “equal parts hilarious and enlightening” and “weird and very fun.” It’s colorful, comic-book-like illustration are a eye-catching bonus…maybe one of the reasons the book has a straight 5-star rating on Amazon? Pick up a copy and come tell us what you think on August 21st!
FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. This month’s book discussion is lead by rabid sports fan Brewer Jake.
About the Book:
Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? BASKETBALL (AND OTHER THINGS) presents readers with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the authoritative (Which NBA championship was the most important to the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?), with tangents and footnotes laser-ing out in all different directions, because that's how talking about basketball works, because that's how basketball works.
With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
The book is available in all formats (paper, digital, audio).