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Sumo Through The Wrestlers' Eyes [Kindle Edition]

Chris Gould
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Book Description


First feedback from Twitter:

"Makes for fascinating reading" @papashem

"Love it, especially what one wrestler said about making a better existence for his mom." @laila_shirei

"I love it from the beginning" @tabbysumo

Sumo. Mystical Japanese sport. Phenomenally strong naked men. But how strong? And why naked? And how do they view the world?

This book is, quite simply, the first text to introduce sumo through the eyes of the wrestlers themselves. From the novices performing basic chores for their superiors to the grand champions who seemingly have it all, everyone has a story to tell. Who are these unique sumo warriors? Read on and find out with help from:

A lower-division novice, with no official salary, sometimes becoming homesick
The lightweight who gets beaten up every day in training, despite being related to the King of Tonga
The 67th grand champion, who offers his exclusive thoughts on the most famous sumo match ever
The first foreigner ever to become a sumo coach

You won't get another insight like this. Check it out now!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1225 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006C1I5K8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,939 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Almost 4-5 stars, but... June 20, 2014
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I did quite like this book. I've been a sumo fan for years, yet this book gave me some some interesting insights into the sport I was unaware of. I'd like to give it 4 stars, except for a couple glaring issues. First, the title is misleading. It makes it sound like the author did in-depth interviews with sumo wrestlers, which is what I was expecting. Although he certainly seems to have contacts in the sumo world, the book is through HIS eyes, not wrestlers' eyes. Second, it could have been more closely edited or proofread. I found the same information sometimes repeated just a page or two apart. Several of the pictures were also not visible on my Kindle, but I won't fault the author for this.
Still, fairly decent writing style and lots of interesting information. Definitely an engaging and quick read. Almost a 4-star book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book about Sumo! May 4, 2014
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I am a Sumo fan and was always disappointed by the lack of good Books in English about the Sport, until I read this one. It is comprehensive and covers many periods and its greatest fighters. It will give you the insides you always wanted to know about, cant miss this book if you like Sumo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you want to know about Sumo September 5, 2012
By Nails
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This is a great book which explains every aspect of Sumo in detail from wrestling to ceremony to Japanese culture. Very thorough coverage of an interesting but little understood sport in the Western world. Complete with pictures and bios of major Sumo players.
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Writing has become my quest for understanding. Why does the world work as it does? How does the past help us understand the present? How is genius put together? What kind of knowledge actually enables us to live better lives? Look at my diverse array of work (Batman, Aristotle, Football, Sumo) and you will find a constant focus on tackling these questions. And few people can do it better.

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