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The Ecstasy of Defeat: Sports Reporting at Its Finest by the Editors of the Onion Paperback – Bargain Price, October 11, 2011

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Originally founded in 1988 as a weekly college newspaper, The Onion is the world's most popular humor publication, misinforming more than 1.5 million readers in print and 7.5 million online each month. More than a million copies of its various books have been sold to date, beginning with Our Dumb Century, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

The Onion's sports website, The Onion Sports Network, was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401310729
  • ASIN: B008PI73EA
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The onion books are always funny. Even though there is a free Onion website it is great to have the collection of The Onion stories in book form. This collection is laugh out loud funny. This is a great gift for a college student or anyone with a sarcastic sense of humor especially a sports' fan . This collection's stories all revolve around athletes and sports so I thought it might be limiting but it wasn't. Great book!
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Hilarious book by the onion. It's part of my collection of books by the onion and this is perhaps my favorite one, especially being a sports fan. Can't wait until my brother is in town so I can go through and laugh hysterically once again with him!
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I gave this to my husband as a gift & am very glad I did. He laughs every time he picks it up! He is a busy man & this is the type of book he can pickup, flip to a page, and read as much or as little of as he has time for. That was one factor in my decision to buy. He even laughs at the sports figures he likes. The Onion has always had a great way of writing their articles and this grouping is no exception. Highly recommend!
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Got this for a friend's birthday. He loves sports and the onion. A perfect combo. I highly recommend this book for anyone mature enough to get the jokes.

The language can get a bit foul, but that's normal with the onion!
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As with any Onion book, The Ecstasy of Defeat is totally on point. Very funny and a great coffee table book or gift for the sports fan in your life. Even people who don't usually "get" the Onion will like this book if they're a sports fan.
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Is there anything greater than an article where Shaq asks to have his injured hip replaced with lasers? I didn't think so. This is just a fantastic compilation of all the best sports headlines and articles from that ridiculous purveyor of parody, The Onion.
Other highlights include "Peyton Manning Shows His Backup Proper Way To Hold Clipboard" and "Tim Duncan Hams It Up For Crowd By Arching Left Eyebrow Slightly". If you know any sports fan with a decent sense of humor, this would be a great addition to their coffee table.
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I am trying to figure out how to request a refund for this product because it cannot be read on either of my devices. The formatting is terrible, with overlapping paragraphs or a few words here and there on pages, and it is not readable. I did notice it said optimized for the larger screens, but in my experience other items have still been readable on an iphone or pc kindle app. This cannot be read on either.
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This ebook was unreadable! The formatting is horrible. I tried reading the ebook on several devices and got the same result - the ebook is unreadable. Do not buy this ebook, save your money.
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