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I'm a big soccer fan and thought I would be a huge fan of this book, yet I did not find it engaging. The most interesting part of the book was the discussion of Jewish soccer teams as I was unaware of this history.
While I found the book informative, I was unable to find a theme that really tied it all together and it came across as disjointed. It seemed more like 10 long blog posts by someone who liked to travel and do research instead of an actual book.
 

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

A self-described neo-liberal yuppie lives out every neo-liberal yuppie's dream by visiting soccer hotspots across the globe, then profiting from writing a book about the experience. Foer delivers 10 ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Damon - Goodreads

The author is very entertaining with his various stories that he has picked up in his travels, but for the most part, I found the book poorly researched and not concise in it's execution. He talks a ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

This is a quirky work; it ends up proving more satisfying than one might have imagined. The subtitle:"An Unlikely Theory of Globalization." That subtitle provides a takeoff point for the book. The ... Read full review


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