Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities
Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. What is in my book, you ask? (I'm really glad you asked, by the way, because now I get to tell you.)Time... show more
Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. What is in my book, you ask? (I'm really glad you asked, by the way, because now I get to tell you.)Time travel. Gay marriage. Sportsballing. Futuristic goggles that DO NOTHING.Tiny brags from my publisher, stuff like: "This is an uproarious, uncensored take on empathy, personal responsibility, and what it means to be human."Excessive brags about myself: "An extraordinarily clever, punishingly funny, sharp-tongued blogosphere star, NFL player, husband and father, one-time violin prodigy, voracious lifetime reader, obsessive gamer, and fearless champion of personal freedom."Oh, and also an essay on the Pope's Twitter account. Honestly, if that doesn't draw you in, there's no hope left for humanity. I also give my own funeral eulogy, in case you were hoping I'd go away and die now!So please, join me in the glorious art of windmill tilting by reading this "collection of rousing, uncensored personal essays, letters, and stories" (I have no idea why that's in quotes).Join the herd of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies.(You know you want to.)
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Sports And Games
I'm not actually being sarcastic on that. I don't pay attention to football.. Like at all. I regularly consider unfollowing/unfriending people on Facebook simply due to their overly enthusiastic sportsball fandom. I first discovered Chris Kluwe watching him play Magic the Gathering (link if the...
I can't even remember how this book got on my radar--I know from my own shelving tag that I heard about it on CBC radio, but I can't recall the details at all. Which is kind of disappointing, as those details might have given me more enthusiasm for the work. Not to say that its a bad book, just th...
Kluwe's musings on tolerance, geekdom, and football are funny and damn articulate. Many are things I've thought myself. But I'm not as funny. Or articulate. Which is why it's a good thing that Chris Kluwe wrote this book and not me! Seriously, if I could sum up this book, it would have to be ...