Kick the Balls Alan Black

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Kick the Balls  by  Alan  Black

Kick the Balls by Alan Black
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Fever Pitch meets Trainspotting in this laugh-outloud, caustic account of one mans attempt to coach a peewee soccer team When Alan Black was a child growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, soccer-or what he called fitba-was the be all and end all. HisMoreFever Pitch meets Trainspotting in this laugh-outloud, caustic account of one mans attempt to coach a peewee soccer team When Alan Black was a child growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, soccer-or what he called fitba-was the be all and end all.

His experience was not the little league, boys-of-summer stuff of modern America. For him, it was life and death. Now middleaged and living in California, Alan finds himself coaching a team of eight-year-olds in his beloved sport-and nothing is going right. For a start, the kids are no good at soccer. Secondly, theyre pampered. Born and bred on the sport, Blacks hardscrabble Scottish upbringing consisted of playing tough and victory at all costs. Needless to say, his coaching methods are a far cry from the winning isnt everything mentality his little leaguers have been reared with- and players and parents alike are shocked as Black attempts to transform the losing team through drills and bombast.

Alone at night, watching evangelicals on TV, Black finds himself searching for some truth in the culture he finds so bizarre. And its with the Tigers that he feels most out of sync-faced with a mix of soft suburban children, a raft of overprotective parents, and an Iranian co-coach called Ali.

Told with Blacks uproarious Scottish sensibility, Kick the Balls follows the abrasive, irreverent, and hilarious coach as he contends with a team that winds up with a zero-win record. Both a celebration of his own tough childhood and an account of one mans navigation of an alien culture, Kick the Balls will delight fans of well-told, laugh-out-loud memoirs.



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