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    DescriptionNow a "New York Times" bestseller! Fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball, even fantasy sumo wrestling: the world of fantasy sports is huge, and still growing. Today, more than 35 million people in the United States and Canada spend hours upon hours each week on their fantasy sports teams. And as the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, Matthew Berry is on the front lines of what has grown from a niche subculture into a national pastime. In "Fantasy Life," Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place. Written with the same award-winning style that has made Berry one of the most popular columnists on ESPN.com, " Fantasy Life" is a book for both hard-core fantasy players and people who have never played before. Between tales of love and hate, birth and death, tattoos and furry animal costumes, the White House Situation Room and a 126-pound golden pelican, Matthew chronicles his journey from a fourteen-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for the largest sports media company in the world. Fantasy will save your life. Fantasy will set you free. And fantasy life is most definitely better than real life. You'll see.

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    Fantasy Life
    The Outrageous, Uplifting and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Berry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594486258
    ISBN 10: 1594486255

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    B&T General Subject: 370
    Libri: I-GA
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    BIC subject category V2: WDH
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302040
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    B&T Approval Code: A09708010
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    BISAC V2.8: GAM016000
    DC22: 796.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV1202.F35 B47 2013
    DC23: 796.1
    Thema V1.0: S, WDH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    08 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Universally regarded as one of the leading voices on fantasy sports, Matthew Berry is ESPN's Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst. Known as the "Talented Mr. Roto," he's an Emmy winner for his work on ESPN2's "Fantasy Football Now." As one of the most popular columnists and podcasters on ESPN.com, he appears regularly on ESPN television and radio shows, including "Sunday NFL Countdown," "SportsCenter," and "NFL Live." He is one of only four people to be in the Hall of Fame of both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
    Review quote
    "An utterly hilarious romp through a wacky, yet occasionally poignant universe that runs parallel to reality - as told by someone who's struggled to find his way in both...If you're already one of the 36 million who do play, the book will make you laugh out loud, pump your fist in agreement and shake your head in sympathy. If you don't play, this book is a great way to find out what all the fuss is about." - "USA Today" "As a longtime fan of Matthew Berry, I'm happy he's finally collected the most inane and hilarious things people will do in pursuit of fantasy glory. If I was in a fantasy league where you drafted people who write about fantasy leagues I would draft Matthew first. Also, I would need to make some major changes in my life." - Seth Meyers, "Saturday Night Live" Head Writer and three-time fantasy champion in a league you don't care about "You don't have to play fantasy sports to enjoy Matthew Berry's "Fantasy Life." You don't even need to be a sports fan. If you like great writing, if you appreciate irreverent humor, if stories about friendship, family, backstabbing, and regrettable Justin Bieber tattoos warm your heart, you'll love this book."--Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author "I am a bad fantasy football player and worse fantasy baseballer. I am heartened after reading "Fantasy Life" that this apparently does not matter. Matthew Berry's book proves that there are lots of people out there like us: people who don't use fantasy sports to escape from life, but rather to live it with more fun."-- Peter King, Senior Writer, "Sports Illustrated," and owner, "Montclair Pedroias," New Jersey Suburban League "I don't care about fantasy sports, and unless it involves a player shooting another player on the field like in The Last Boy Scout, I don't want to hear any stupid fantasy stories. But Matthew Berry did the impossible: He wrote a book about fantasy football that was hilarious and interesting to people who d