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The Final Four of Everything Paperback – May 5, 2009
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About the Author
Richard Sandomir is an award-winning sports television columnist for the New York Times. His previous books include Bald Like Me: The Hair-Raising Adventures of Baldman and The Englightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything, also with Mark Reiter.
Top Customer Reviews
There are some pretty interesting brackets to choose from, so there certainly is something for everybody in the pages. I don't necessarily agree with the author on every decision, but I can't argue with the effort that went into this book.
Tons of topics are laid out in bracket form, organized into categories such as Americana, history and politics, people, sports, pop culture, nature, words, and food and drink. Covered in those categories are a wide variety of showdowns, including but limited to:
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The brackets are interspersed with comments and put together by experts in the topic. This a great coffee table book or just something to kill time and argue over. There's even a blank bracket at the end to make your own Final Four of whatever you choose.
Readers need not be discouraged if they have no interest in certain brackets. Foe example, the brackets on guns or Clint Eastwood films are almost as irrelevant to me as air conditioning in winter. And even if the bracket on micro-brews was horribly flawed, I still enjoyed it. Oddly, team mascots and breakfast cereals were perhaps the most entertaining brackets.
Bracket sections include Americana, History and Politics, People, Sports, Pop Culture, Nature, Words, and Food & Drink. Even if a reader is not interested in some of the topics, there is something for everybody.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the concept of selecting the 32 best of anything and have them "fight" it out. What a great way to challenge your judgements & priorities, not to mention get a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by I.
Great book. I enjoy these type of books. Very entertaining and quite informative.Published 20 months ago by Tracy Bedell
This book was a fun party book during March Madness parties! There are lots of topics to argue about and laugh about. You can even create your own bracket in the back of the book.Published on April 14, 2011 by PMacLady
The high school grad I gave this to said it was the first book he read since grade school that he enjoyed.Published on July 12, 2009 by jane
Disclosure: Mark Reiter's my agent. You'd think this means I'd feel compelled to give him a good review. I don't. In fact, since he's my agent, I hate him about half the time. Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Amazon Customer