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Sumo through the Wrestlers' Eyes [Kindle Edition]

Chris Gould
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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

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  • File Size: 1295 KB
  • Print Length: 313 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: #691,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you want to know about Sumo September 5, 2012
By Nails
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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