Pacific Rims by Rafe Bartholomew
Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball

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A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball.

In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of basketball.

From street corners where diehards fashion hoops out of old car parts to the professional league where politicians exploit team loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rims gets the story-and gets in the game.


 

About Rafe Bartholomew

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Rafe Bartholomew is an assistant editor at Harper's magazine. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Seattle Weekly, Detroit Free Press, and The Best American Sports Writing 2007. He currently lives in New York. Author website: rafebartholomew.com
 
Published May 26, 2010 by NAL. 399 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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One title that really got me excited was this oddly titled book: Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball .

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