A reader review of The World is a Ball on the Barnes & Noble site gave it Five Stars and simply said, “I love this book.”
(The author does not know Anonymous and has had no contact.)… Continue reading
Posts from ‘August, 2012’
Delighted – or as they say in Dublin, “delirah” – to see my book A Great Feast of Light is 66th out of 213 books on a Best Irish Books list on Goodreads. Considering the works James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney and Roddy Doyle (no relation) and other big-time writers are on the same list…… Continue reading
I’ve spent a good deal of Tuesday talking to radio stations about Canada 3 USA 4 (in extra time) at the Olympics. Most of the questions asked of me are legit. (I’ve declined to do TV interviews. On this subject, television is formidably stupid.) Was the referee biased? Why is there no video replay in soccer? Why is FIFA investigating? Is this why soccer has never taken off in North America? I try to explain that, really, the game was heartbreaker but nobody in the whole wide world of soccer is going to change the rules because some Canadians feel an injustice was done.
Always I try to keep in mind my own words. The end of The World is a Ball: The Joy, Madness & Meaning of Soccer… Continue reading