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"A very funny book...It is outrageous; it mocks contemporary American mores; it mocks Madison Avenue; it mocks racial attitudes; it mocks writers like me; and it even mocks sportswriters for Sports Illustrated like Dan Jenkins...[Jenkins's] writing and his ear recall--there is no higher compliment-Ring Lardner, though in different times and different Americas."
Always listed ss one of the great sports books ever written but I just say its one of the funniest best books ever erittenPublished 9 days ago by jim brown
I've read most of Dan Jenkins's books and manage to re-read Semi-Tough every couple of years or so. Its not classic literature but it is fun. Read morePublished 26 days ago by magnaes
It's rare to find a sports novel that I like and it is even rarer to find a novel that maintains a comic viewpoint. I read it when it was new and I enjoyed rereading it again.Published 28 days ago by layyla
Earky Dan Jenkins, very good. They made a movie, no where near as good as the bookPublished 2 months ago by ootmar
Bought and read but really didn't think it was as funny as other readers claimed. Seller met all expectations though.Published 6 months ago by PAUL D
I am an English teacher and I love "great books." I also like to read books just for fun. I first experienced Semi-Tough when it came out in 1970 and thought it was one... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fred Thomas