To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry

by Will Blythe

On Sale: 01/09/2007

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry

by Will Blythe

On Sale: 01/09/2007

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About the Book

A thoroughly obsessive, intermittently uplifting, and occasionally unbiased account of the Duke–North Carolina basketball rivalry

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Critical Praise

You don’t have to be a Tar Heel or Blue Devil to like [THLT], because it’s funny, perceptive, and smart. - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

An exceptionally entertaining parable in defense of good, healthy, all-American loathing.... an animosity the whole family can share. - New York Post

The best book about politics I´ve read since All the King´s Men ... it’s about basketball [like] Moby Dick is about whaling. - Hartford Courant

“A revelation.... an elegant testament to the way pastimes are far more than ways to pass the time.” - Publishers Weekly (signature review)

“The kind of sportswriting that comes along so rarely you can count the classics on one hand . . . read this book.” - Play (New York Times Magazine sports supplement)

“Blythe seduces with his story of Southern identity...passed down from fathers to their roaming sons...raucous, tender, and fierce.” - Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of "Random Family"

“The best book on basketball I have ever read ... destined to become a classic of sports literature.” - Pat Conroy

“Not since Exley’s A Fan’s Notes has anyone produced such a graceful and elegiac evocation of place, family, and sport”. - Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead

Goes far beyond the facile John Feinstein “inside a season” formula ... [Blythe] writes amusingly, self-deprecatingly and often beautifully. - New York Times Book Review

Blythe writes like a wizard ... Even if college basketball isn’t your obsession, you’ll get caught up in this. - Elle

Hilarious and remarkably wise ... you don’t want to say too much about [this book], for fear of spoiling the surprises. - Sports Illustrated

Blythe makes you want to scream from the sidelines... while his hate is contagious, the obvious affection behind it remains. - New York Post

Blythe brings great wit, style, and insight... a long-awaited American answer to Fever Pitch. - Baltimore Sun

The best book about loving a team since “A Fan’s Notes” ... [a book] about a lot more than basketball. - Greensboro News & Record

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060740245
  • ISBN 10: 0060740248
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 01/09/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports

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