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Publisher's Summary

Seventh on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Dan Jenkins' Semi-Tough is a raucous, politically incorrect football spoof starring New York Giants' redneck star Billy Clyde Puckett.

As Puckett records the outrageous buildup to his team's Super Bowl clash with cross-town rivals the Jets, his best friend's voluptuous main squeeze puts some knee-buckling moves on him that he finds difficult to dodge.

©1972 Dan Jenkins (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Jenkins is as irreverent and hip a sports satirist as ever ..." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Joseph
  • SHERWOOD, WI, United States
  • 01-30-18

Outdated and Unfunny

What disappointed you about Semi-Tough?

The effort to overcome years of avoiding this type of name branding

What was most disappointing about Dan Jenkins’s story?

Bigotry

How could the performance have been better?

Read Ball 4 and start over...

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Semi-Tough?

Page one to the end.

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  • SRP18
  • Williamsburg, Virginia USA
  • 09-24-14

Great book almost ruined by narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Semi-Tough to be better than the print version?

No idea

What was one of the most memorable moments of Semi-Tough?

When the narrator wasn't trying too hard.

What didn’t you like about L. J. Ganser’s performance?

Too theatrical, but I guess it grew on me to be tolerable, but just barely.

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