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Sons of Pong

posted Nov 19, 2010, 5:07 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Nov 19, 2010, 5:11 AM ]
I found a site called Sons of Pong which talks about a new book coming out.  As they describe it, Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World, a delightful new hardcover history of the sport by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. In its pages, the authors, joined by guests like Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Hornby, and Davy Rothbart look at the game's impact on global politics, its place of pride in suburban rec rooms, the seductive power of an ace, and the many celebrities who are proud of their paddle skills. The book ends with a chapter that includes many of the images seen here, in which ping pong moves to the screen and then, ultimately, back into the blended reality of today.

While I'm sure the book is well worth the money, a quick visit to the site and a gander at these images is well worth your time.