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Highly entertaining! Eloquently, describes Scottish psych and vernacular. Ditto on aspects of American life from an ex-pat's point of view. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirley
It's a quick read for sure. It wasn't particularly compelling but some parts were pretty funny. The funny parts are more of a smile and chuckle than a roll on the floor laughing... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Chuck H.
You'll note many positive customer reviews here are from San Francisco (the author's adopted hometown), and I can't help but feel they're from Alan's buddies trying to help him... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by T. Motley
This book starts out with great promise. There are points in it that literally had me laugh out loud. There are great annecdotes from Mr. Black's life growing up in Scotland. Read morePublished on October 14, 2008 by Todd Serpico
An hilarious look at the hard-boiled world of Scottish youth football of twenty+ years ago, contrasted with today's enabled and pampered state of American youth soccer.Published on September 15, 2008 by Balz Wit
Alan Black is a force of nature. A Scottish force of nature to be exact. This is a hysterical, thought-provoking, funny, tragic memoir about the world's biggest and most popular... Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by David Henry Sterry
I don't watch soccer. I don't care about soccer. But this book made me laugh so hard I got eyeballed on the bus as perhaps a bit 'special'. Read morePublished on July 30, 2008 by J. Sey
The view from Alan Black's head, as he surveys Northern California suburbia, is scary the way riding a Hunter S Thompson novel is scary and philosophical in the Vonnegut Breakfast... Read morePublished on July 10, 2008 by Ransom Stephens