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Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges Hardcover – 1 Nov 2010


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857200925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857200921
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Some of the funniest and most original examples of sledging ever published. The perfect Christmas gift for any cricket fan' --Cricket World

`A collection of the best sledges ever uttered on a cricket pitch . . . Boom, and indeed, boom' --Sport Magazine

`A bumper compendium of classic cricketing insults . . .' --Shortlist

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Talksport author/ editor

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ed Sampson on 31 Dec. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Having read both this and The Sledger's Handbook I was struck by how few sledges there were in this title. It's all padding with barely twenty quotes (and if you're a cricket fan you've heard most of them before). Save your money and wait for the Updated Sledger's Handbook early in 2011.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Sear on 3 Dec. 2010
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Fun book. Good price etc. but a lot of this material is re-hashed. As such - for £2 on Kindle its a bargain. For £4 its OK as a "real" book. But anything over this dont bother.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chunk on 19 Feb. 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book was a very funny light read. Lots of of short snappy stories - just like half of the ole lads about my cricket club tell them!!! Read this book in 3 days - couldn't put it down and just wanted to burst out laughing on the train, in the office - anywhere I was reading it. Defo a recommended purchase for any cricket enthusiast or smart ass alike! A must if you are both!!!!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ratman on 5 Dec. 2010
Format: Hardcover
The excitement of reading about the finest and funniest sledges in cricket was short lived. What should have been a fun read was deflated by the padding around the respective one-liners. Even though the material has done the rounds, in the hands of a better scribe this book could have been so much funnier. The author suggests he has another book on the topic, please no.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EPW1993 on 14 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can't understand the fuss about the 'padding' around the quotes in previous reviews. If I wanted to read a list of quotes I'd search on the internet. If you want some context and explanation as well as the great sledges, as I do, then this book is ideal. Highly recommended.
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By Mr J Tarbett on 9 Jan. 2014
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After the current events in Australia this book does not quite match up to the real nature of sledging and its impact on the game. Some of the humour is weak, but there are the occasional jewels. Needed a a bit more courage to quote some of the tastier examples on hand.
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Format: Hardcover
This was bought as a little extra for a cricket fan that likes a bit of witty banter.... and this did not disappoint. It was that absorbing I didn't see them for a few hours after opening it, and when I did they proclaimed that it was a throughtly good read!
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I brought this book for my husband who is a great Cricket fan, he has really enjoyed reading it, reading some of the stories out loud. Since starting to read it he has recommended it to many people. A must for any Cricket fan
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