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The Official Heckler Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Offending and Irritating the Enemy

Kevin Nelson - Illustrated by Aaron H. Dana

Any sports fan can yell offensive and stupid things at anyone else. But only the best are true hecklers, game-changers as valuable in their way as LeBron James is to the Cavaliers or Tom
Brady to the Patriots. The Official Heckler Handbook is the essential book for and about hecklers and for all fans ready to make a real difference on behalf of their teams and their players. Packed with outrageous illustrations, can’t-miss sidebars, real-life anecdotes, and expert advice, this book breaks down:

• Great moments in heckling history • The best hecklers of all time • Heckling in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and more • The most effective lines of attack • Strategic heckling locations • Verbal and nonverbal heckling • And much, much more

So, turn around and read this book with your good eye! And learn how to be among the best in the boo-bird business.
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Globe Pequot Press / Lyons Press
Pages: 240Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
978-1-4930-2451-3 • Paperback • May 2016 • $16.95 • (£10.95)
978-1-4930-2452-0 • eBook • May 2016 • $15.99 • (£10.95)
Kevin Nelson is the award-winning author of 19 books, including Baseball’s Greatest Quotes, Baseball’s Greatest Insults, Baseball’s Even Greater Insults, Football’s Greatest Insults, Trash Talkin’: Basketball’s Greatest Insults, Slap Shots: Hockey’s Greatest Insults, and The Greatest Golf Shot Ever Made (many humorous anecdotes). Nelson is also the author of The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball, his award-winning history on the origins of baseball in California, which received glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly and Sports Illustrated. It was one of only three books nationally to be named a finalist for SABR’s best baseball book of the year. Nelson lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.

Aaron H. Dana is an illustrator/graphic artist based out of Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in portraiture and the world of sport. Visit his website at www.aarondana .com.
In this wickedly entertaining and informative book, Kevin Nelson describes heckling in all its inglorious forms, and he packs the pages with incidents of fans’ clever, biting and gut-busting taunts, scoffs and jeers. After reading this sportive guide, you just might feel inspired to unleash your dark side at the game and then claim (with absolutely no proof, of course) that you helped your team win.
Allan Zullo, coauthor of The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown