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Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook Hardcover – October 27, 2008
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"Profane, beyond naughty, and, I have to say, just damn funny."―Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City, and Three Nights in August
"Men with Balls is funny, completely uninformative, and horrifyingly profane. In short: the perfect book."―Michael Schur, cofounder of FireJoeMorgan.com and Co-Executive Producer of The Office
"Extremely funny. And I'm not just saying that because Drew gives me free mustache rides every Thursday."―Jay Chandrasekhar, founder of Broken Lizard and cowriter and director of Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest
"Drew Magary possesses a keen insight into pro sports' unyielding loads of crap. Men with Balls oozes with, well, balls."―Jeff Pearlman, author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won!
"I hope to one day write a book that is even comparable to Men with Balls. It is definitely a must-read."―Chris Cooley, Pro Bowl tight end, Washington Redskins
"Men with Balls is a terrifyingly astute takedown of pro sports masquerading as brilliant satire."―Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic and Word Freak
"One of the funniest books I've ever read--the product of a meticulously demented mind. Required reading for anyone who loves sports, and any athlete who knows how to read."―Will Leitch, author of God Save the Fan and founder of Deadspin
About the Author
Drew Magary is the co-founder of the website Kissing Suzy Kolber and a columnist for Deadspin.com. He's also a writer for SmithGifford, an ad agency in
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When things were looking bleakest in the age of juvenile bloggers, pubescent foot stompers whining incessantly about some perceived slight to their favorite team OR boring us with statistics that would make W. Edwards Demming cry, along comes a savior who is witty, intelligent, understands sports is NOT the end-all to our civilization. SPORTS is fun! We root, cheer, curse and throw inanimate objects at our electronic television boxes because we care, damnit! But it ends there. Magary gets that. Oh thank you, sweet baby Jebus.
"Men with Balls" is a terrific parody of the modern athlete as Olympic god. From 'amateur' status to 'professional' career criminal Magary has tips and advice for these men as they navigate the toxic waters of the 21st century professional athlete.
Whats special is this book is written for all the average Joes and Janes who slurp the sweat of these god-like creatures. We all learn something!
"Men with Balls" is one of the best books I've read that takes a satirical pointed stick and pokes it straight in the eye of those who deserve it.
Read it. You could do way worse. Like watching a Sixers game.
Amazon was the faster and cheaper way to get this book compared to Barnes & Noble since they did not carry the book in stock and would have had to go to the publisher to get it.
For those of us who read his work often, though, this is Drew at his best. He's not afraid to take shots at professional athletes, their wives, girlfriends, baby mommas, conniving family members, agents, managers and associated hangers-on, and he doesn't spare himself in several cases either.
The only problem is that the charts and lists sometimes have bad formatting on the Kindle, but it doesn't detract from the humor too much.