Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Beginnings: Pedestrianism

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport by Matthew Algeo

"Dan O'Leary staggered around the dusty track on the floor of Madison Square Garden like a drunken man."

Yes, people used to compete in walking at Madison Square Garden. And people would pay to watch this. It's insane!

1 comment:

Anne Bennett said...

What a funny sport. I would like to see it. Is the book good? My Friday Quotes