The Renegade Sportsman is one of those books with a beefy sub-title: "Drunken Runners, Bike Polo Superstars, Roller Derby Rebels, Killer Birds, and Other Uncommon Thrills on the Wild Frontier of Sports."
With a renegade's eyes and a fan's resolve, Zach Dundas takes us on a headlong, face-first dive into America's sporting underbelly. He scours the country to find the games, fans, and "athletes" you won't find on the sporting pages of your local newspaper. Through his harrowing and hilarious adventures, he begins to reconnect with the thrill of the sporting life, and he discovers a vibrant, beautiful, and thriving piece of American culture simmering right below the surface.
Dundas believes in the importance and delights of community sports and eschews gym culture. "You don't need a personal trainer to tell you how to exercise," he says. "You were born knowing how to exercise."
Dundas joins Chérie Newman this week on The Write Question to talk about his book and read a few choice parts.