Thorndike Press

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding

  • Larry Olmsted
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  • ISBN-10: 1432889745
  • ISBN-13: 9781432889746
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 380 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2021

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Larry Olmsted uses brand-new research to show why being a sports fan is good for us individually and is a force for positive change in society. Citing new studies, he makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your health is; the more meaningful your relationships are; and the happier you are. On a societal level, sports help us heal after tragedies, providing community and hope when we need it most. Fans is a passionate reminder of how games, teams, and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives.


Customer Reviews

“This is a quick read that even casual fans of sports may enjoy.”

— Library Journal