Books by Dave Zirin

Released: May 27, 2014

"Millions will enjoy the World Cup and Olympics, but Zirin justly reminds readers of the real human costs beyond the spectacle."
How the real costs to democracy and the body politic that come from hosting a World Cup or Olympics outweigh the temporal joy that such events bring. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2007

"Zirin displays a witty writing style, but the book lacks focus and too often presents conclusions that, while provocative, aren't supported by sufficient evidence."
From sportswriter Zirin (What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the U.S., 2005), an analysis of how the worlds of sports and politics collide. Read full book review >