Dan Nolan’s Gloom to Glory, Trials and Tribulations of a True Philly Sports Fan, Published by Outskirts Press, Gives New Insight Into America’s Mania for Sports

Philadelphia, PA, September 23, 2009 --(PR.com)-- In Dan Nolan’s new book, Gloom to Glory: Trials and Tribulations of a True Philly Sports Fan, published by Outskirts Press, the spectrum between defeat and success, between love and hate, between passion and obsession is intimately and entertainingly explored by this life long, die hard Philadelphia fan.

The Eagles. The Phillies. The Flyers. The 76ers. Four pro teams that have inspired in their Philadelphia fans not only a long standing loyalty and passion, but also an unbridled exuberance that has sometimes earned those fans a questionable, even infamous reputation. Booing Santa Claus and chucking snowballs at him or throwing D batteries at Cardinal’s player J.D. Drew have brought into question the “brotherly love” this city is named after, but Gloom to Glory offers readers a new understanding of these acts and places them in a context more appropriate to their true significance.

Writing in his own inimitably familiar and funny style, Dan Nolan brings readers an understanding of the undying passion Philly fans have for their teams and for that euphoric moment of glory and celebration they and their fans achieve, even if it only lasts until the next morning’s sweep up of discarded banners and beer cans along Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia.

Dan Nolan shows that it is that strident longing for a shared glory that continually propels Philly fans to sit and endure the cold October rain, the pre-dawn arrival hours before kick off, the beer spilled over their prized sweatshirts and caps, and the raucous, often outrageous behavior in celebration of the win.

Tracing his own life long journey of support for his beloved teams in Gloom to Glory: Trials and Tribulations of a True Philly Sports Fan, Dan Nolan gives a personal, behind-the-scenes peek into the hearts and minds of these infamous Philly fans and by doing so provides readers with an insight they otherwise would not have into the greater world of sports.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-4521-9 Format: 6 x 9 paperback SRP: $12.95
Genre: Sports

About the Author:

Dan Nolan is a biomedical research scientist in the greater Philadelphia area and lives with his family in Montgomery County, PA. For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/GloomtoGlory.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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