The Whore Of Akron

Author: Scott Raab
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062066382
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After 52 long years, the city of Cleveland finally has a new championship team, thanks to LeBron James and his Cavaliers. Scott Raab—Cleveland super-fan—has suffered for every one of those five decades of drought. In the tradition of Frederick Exley’s cult-classic sports book A Fan’s Notes, The Whore of Akron is Raab’s hilarious and unhinged plea for deliverance from all those years of pain. Traveling from Cleveland to Miami and back again, Raab heads out on an obsessive quest to uncover the soul of one of today’s greatest basketball players: LeBron James, the man who finally brought Cleveland out of sporting exile.

We Average Unbeautiful Watchers

Author: Noah Cohan
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803295944
Size: 18,39 MB
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Sports fandom—often more than religious, political, or regional affiliation—determines how millions of Americans define themselves. In We Average Unbeautiful Watchers, Noah Cohan examines contemporary sports culture to show how mass-mediated athletics are in fact richly textured narrative entertainments rather than merely competitive displays. While it may seem that sports narratives are “written” by athletes and journalists, Cohan demonstrates that fans are not passive consumers but rather function as readers and writers who appropriate those narratives and generate their own stories in building their sense of identity. Critically reading stories of sports fans’ self-definition across genres, from the novel and the memoir to the film and the blog post, We Average Unbeautiful Watchers recovers sports games as sites where fan-authors theorize interpretation, historicity, and narrative itself. Fan stories demonstrate how unscripted sporting entertainments function as identity-building narratives—which, in turn, enhances our understanding of the way we incorporate a broad range of texts into our own life stories. Building on the work of sports historians, theorists of fan behavior, and critics of American literature, Cohan shows that humanistic methods are urgently needed for developing nuanced critical conversations about athletics. Sports take shape as stories, and it is scholars in the humanities who can best identify how they do so—and why that matters for American culture more broadly.

Moon Cleveland

Author: Douglas Trattner
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640493565
Size: 12,46 MB
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Experience a city with Rust Belt roots and a vibrant, creative spirit with Moon Cleveland. Inside you'll find: Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of Cleveland's most interesting neighborhoods See the Sights: Root for the Cleveland Indians at "The Jake," check out the legendary costumes, instruments, and handwritten lyrics at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire industrial-era mansions, or check out the Museum of Contemporary Art Get a Taste of the City: Dine at a trattoria in Little Italy, savor fresh fare at farm-to-table restaurants, sample falafel, pierogis, local cheeses and more at the Westside Market, and relax with a pint at a craft brewery Bars and Nightlife: Catch a performance at the House of Blues, play bocce ball in an Irish pub, polka-dance at a popular local happy hour, or sip craft cocktails in a historic lounge Local Advice: Douglas Trattner shares insider know-how on the city he calls home Itineraries and Day Trips: Explore nearby Lake Erie, Akron, and Amish Country, or follow city itineraries designed for long weekends, rainy days, and more Handy tools like full-color photos, detailed maps, and background information on the history and culture of Cleveland With Moon Cleveland's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way. Exploring more Midwest cities? Check out Moon Chicago or Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul.

The Revised Ordinances Of The City Of Akron Ohio Including All Ordinances Of A General Nature In Force March 1 1921

Author: Akron (Ohio)
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Real Hollywood Stories

Author: Scott Raab
Editor: Tatra Pr
ISBN: 9780977614257
Size: 11,48 MB
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Presents twenty celebrity interview pieces that focus on the process of getting to know the interview subjects, and present the authors ideas on celebrity and popular culture.

Too Slick To Stick

Author: Darrell Williams
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1604771410
Size: 18,23 MB
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Darrell Williams is a man on a mission. His mission is to make up for all of the wrong he has done in his life by living daily in the light of the Lord. His story is one of grace, of forgiveness, of gratitude. For almost 30 years Darrell pursued a criminal lifestyle. As an IV drug user, a crack addict and an alcoholic, he had only one goal, to score his next fix, regardless of the cost to others. He engaged in forgery, pimping, stealing, scamming and lying to get to his next high. To meet Darrell today you would never guess that he is a man with a wicked past. The people he has helped over the past seven years believe him to be an angel. Ex-cons, former drug addicts, troubled youth, and homeless vagrants all know that they can call on Darrell for help, support, and acceptance. There is no need too great for Darrell to address, and no kindness too large for him to extend. Darrell credits the Lord for his complete transformation from criminal to Christian calling on the Creator with one small prayer, "Lord, please take the taste for drugs and alcohol from me." With that request, his life was changed. To his very core, Darrell believes that the same miracle can be extended to anyone who has the courage to ask for it, and the faith to believe that they too can be free from the grip of mind-altering substances. After reading Darrell's story you too will believe that miracles can happen in your own life and the lives of those you love.

Moody S Manual Of Railroads And Corporation Securities

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The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments

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You Re Welcome Cleveland

Author: Scott Raab
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062396889
Size: 11,80 MB
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Scott Raab's big-hearted companion to his darkly comic "sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir" The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness—especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NBA Championship, the first major title for a Cleveland team since 1964. "If I had a chance to return to Cleveland, and those fans welcomed me back, that’d be a great story." —LeBron James in 2010, days after "The Decision" In 2010, when LeBron James announced to the world that he was leaving for Miami, he broke the collective heart of his native city and destroyed the hopes of an entire tortured generation. As LeBron headed south, unofficial spokesman Scott Raab sent him off with a middle-finger salute of his own—a deliciously obscene aria of sports fandom, Jewishness, and weight gain that became infamous as The Whore of Akron. Four years—and two NBA championships later—LeBron came home to the Rust Belt faithful who had vilified him mercilessly, none more so than Raab. You’re Welcome, Cleveland is the story of both LeBron’s and Scott’s redemption as they pursue the one thing they crave more than anything in life—an NBA title for the city that made them men. LeBron is back. So is Scott Raab. It’s a great story. You’re Welcome, Cleveland.