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I bought this because I am a fan of "Slow Getting Up" and after reading the summary of "Fantasy Man" thought the idea of a former NFL player talking about Fantasy Football was really interesting. As it turns out the summary is a little misleading, fantasy football is a big part of the it but he also used the book as a platform for a lot of other topics that I found more boring and preachy than entertaining. There were some fun and interesting parts, the first chapter was an example of how good and funny I thought the whole book would be but it went down hill from there for me.
Overall, I do not think this book was bad but I do think it wasn't for me. If you are looking for a book about the a former NFL player's humorous look on fantasy football keep looking, if you are trying to listen to a book about a year in the life of a former NFL player as he complains about the commercialization of football and CTE (both valid) and champions medical marijuana all while trying to cram fantasy football in every chapter as a loose theme, then give it a try.
Nate Jackson can write. In this oddly touching mash up of poetry, testosterone, fantasy football finding oneself and coming to terms with a living no longer lived, Nate rants it out. You don't know where it's going but that's the point. He chases the sweaty moment and brings you along for ride