Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters

Category: Book
By (author): Kingwell, Mark
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / General
  PHILOSOPHY / Movements / General
  SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
  SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.75in x 5.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Taking seriously the idea that baseball is a study in failure-a very successful battermanages a hit only three of every ten attempts-Mark Kingwell explores ways in which the game teaches us lessons on fragility, contingency, and community.

Weaving elements of memoir, philosophical reflection, sports writing, and humour, Fail Better serves as an unofficial follow-up to Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life, which won over readers by offering an intelligent but accessible look into the deep waters of angling.

Never pretentious, always entertaining, Fail Better is set to be the homerun nonfiction title of the spring.

Review Quote*

Praise for Mark Kingwell and Catch and Release

"Mark Kingwell is a beautiful writer, a lucid thinker and a patient teacher ... His insights are intellectual anchors in a fast-changing world."-NAOMI KLEIN

"[Mark Kingwell] illuminates on almost every page."-LA TIMES

"[Catch and Release is] filled with a sense of joy and awe."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Biographical Note

Mark Kingwell is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine. He is the author or co-author of eighteen books, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould (2009). His most recent books are the essay collections Unruly Voices (2012) and Measure Yourself Against the Earth (2015).