The Professor in the Cage

The Professor in the Cage

Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

Book - 2015
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"When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity. Pushing forty, out of shape, and disenchanted with his job as an adjunct English professor, part of him yearns to cross the street and join up. The other part is terrified. Gottschall eventually works up his nerve, and starts training for a real cage fight. He's fighting not only as a personal test but also to answer questions that have intrigued him for years: Why do men fight? And why do so many seemingly decent people like to watch?"
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781594205637
Branch Call Number: 796.81 GOTTSCHALL
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jul 16, 2015

"I began to fantasize. I saw myself walking across the street to join them. The thought of my peace-loving colleagues glancing up from their poetry volumes to see me warring in the cage filled me with perverse delight. It would be such a scandal. That's how I'll do it, I thought with a smile. That's how I'll get myself fired." p. 3


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