Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Book Review: 'Playing Hard to Get' by Corbin Fisher

Sports, beginning with the games of Greece and Rome, have always been about young healthy men in top physical form sparring with opponents in games that range from gymnastics, track, baseball, soccer, football, basketball...and friendly rough-housing. Corbin Fisher salutes this tradition of men against men in both combative and attracting fashion. As in his previous books Fisher is more concerned with that innocence of game activity than the actual sport itself, an innocence that gives way to the feelings of joy of body contact and fantasy that accompanies the physicality of sports.

PLAYING HARD TO GET is as much a study of physical fitness as it is a collection of terrific action shots in the beautiful out of doors. Fisher allows the sensual extension of the athletic activity to bloom and the result is a selection of very natural men with men shots that are sensitive as well as sensuous. This is a book blooming with healthy athletes living in both the public and private world. Grady Harp, September 16

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