Love, hope, and heartbreak at the Footy
by Matthew Klugman
Hunter Publishers, 2009, lightly illustrated with b/w photographs, paperback, ISBN 9780980517965
Very Good Condition, a little shelf and edge wear, ex-library (cancelled sticker to front end-paper, sticker to spine), uncreased spine
'Passion Play journeys into the world of footy mania and eh love of suffering at its heart. Drawing on the experiences of a diverse set of fans who've told their stories in interviews, books, articles, and on footy websites and blogs it follows the annual quest for the premiership in all its horror and glory.
Tales of ordinary football madness sit alongside insights from the worlds of religion and psychology. Love and hate, hope and anxiety, ecstasy and agony and those moments of unbearable tension where it seems, for an instant, that nothing else matters.'