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    • Word Freak

    • Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
    • By: Stefan Fatsis
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Stefan Fatsis, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and National Public Radio regular, recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game's strange, potent hold over them - and him. Scrabble might truly be called America's game. More than two million sets are sold every year and at least thirty million American homes have one.

    • Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
    • By: Stefan Fatsis
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Few Seconds of Panic

    • A 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL
    • By: Stefan Fatsis
    • Narrated by: Stefan Fatsis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Stefan Fatsis infiltrates a strikingly different subculture: pro football. After more than a year spent working out with a strength coach and polishing his craft with a gurulike kicking coach, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up - barely - to the rigors of NFL training. And over three months in 2006, he became a Denver Bronco.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Living a dream.

    • By Robert on 09-19-08

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Wall Street Journal Special Report

    • The Business of Football
    • By: Stefan Fatsis, Alex Frangos, Joe Flint, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In football, the game is just the beginning. Football is a massive business that involves big money player contracts, endorsements, and media mega-deals. For the fans, football has become a 24/7, 365-day-a-year lifestyle of television, tailgating, video games, and fantasy leagues.

    Regular price: $5.95