From Don Bradman’s singular focus to Steven Bradbury’s heroic not falling over, and the alarming number of footballers caught urinating in public– sport has shaped Australians’ sense of self.
Titus’ first book A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport explores the sometimes scandalous, and often bizarre history which has led to this nation’s great love affair with sport.
Part history, part social commentary and part the ravings of a madman, Titus examines:
- League vs Union, what it says about you as a person
- Why it’s the AFL’s fault that Victorians are so awful
- How soccer is the biggest threat to Australia since Communism
- How cricket, is not boring, OK Sharon?
- Horse racing, not just about betting but mostly about betting
- The Olympics or why Australia is only important every four years
Weaving humour and history into one hilarious yet surprisingly informative book, Titus helps us understand how sport is important – gloriously stupid, but important.
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