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Game On The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children

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ISBN-10: 1933060468

ISBN-13: 9781933060460

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tom Farrey

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We all want our kids to shine. But here's what you need to know before you push them too far. Much as Fast Food Nation challenged America's eating habits, Game On by Tom Farrey will forever change the way we look at youth sports. In this fascinating journey into a culture gone haywire, Farrey--an Emmy-award winning reporter--examines the bewildering choices confronting the all-stars of tomorrow. He finds 13-year-old figure skaters who have been injected with steroids; 11-year-old baseball players suiting up for 125-game schedules; 9-year-olds with private trainers; 7-year-olds engaged in power lifting; even babies conceived from sperm donated by elite college athletes. Lost in all that…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.75" wide x 6.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Tom Farrey is a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, a correspondent with ESPN television, and a contributor to His work has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Sports Journalism. He is the father of three active children and was master of ceremonies at the 2004 and 2006 National Youth Sports Awards, which recognize some of the top coaches who work with children.

Introduction: A Race to the Bottom
Bonus Babies
Freak of Nurture
First Cut
Les Red, White, and Blue
Bling, Bombs, and the Bible
Follow the Money
Follow the Money, Too
Manifest Destiny
Moscow on the Mind
The Aussie Rules
The Greatest City in America
A Spectacle of Innocence
The Man
Game on
Epilogue: Next
Further Reading
Why Boys and Girls Play Sports
The Odds of Playing College Sports
Source Notes