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10 thoughts on “Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players

  1. Stewart Tame Stewart Tame says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleThe subtitle pretty much says it all Over a period of about three years Stefan Fatsis delved into the world of competitive Scrabble with the added goal of seeing if he could improve his own game to the point of being able to compete in the top tournament divisions T


  2. Ulysses Ulysses says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleI should ualify my rating here by saying that I did not in fact like this book as the literal interpretation of Goodreads' three star rating would indicate I thought it was of a two star book it was OK but I'm giving it a bonus star because it contains a most valuable lesson that I don't know


  3. Tung Tung says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleFatsis a columnist for various NY magazines took a year off to investigate the world of competitive Scrabble As someone who makes a living with words and who grew up playing Scrabble Fatsis does than investigate this world; he immerses himself in it The book functions half as nonfiction documentary and half as memoir as Fatsis details both the professional circuit and his rise through its ranks Fatsis does a good job of balancing details of Scrabble’s history both the history of the game and the history of competitive tournaments in depth character portraits of the game’s uirkiest top players and the rapid progression of his own skills For those interested in getting better at Scrabble Fatsis also details the lessons he learned and describes


  4. Brooke Evans Brooke Evans says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleThis was a super fun book I like Scrabble anyway but the writing was engaging and fun and showed so many angles of the competitive Scrabble I mostly came away with the idea that I will never ever get that great at Scrabble but that there are a few things I could do to get enough better for what I want The characters are interesting and the author's immersion in the scene allows him to communicate the experience of the competitive Scrabble world in what seems to be a really authentic wayIt would be a fun bucket list item to become a rated Scrabble player but to not embarrass myself I'd want to get a little better first


  5. meg meg says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players Kindlehmm i was fully expecting to love this book but i had to stop a few chapters in there was some interesting views into the world of competitive scrabble and portraits of its motely competitors but i was bugged by the emphasis of points over love of new and interesting words so much of it is about memorization and winning tactics which i guess is what the


  6. VeganMedusa VeganMedusa says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleA fascinating look at the world of competitive Scrabble but I was really put off by the author's sexism Women are only mentioned as novices enthusiasts meaning hobbyists or dismissed by age as blue hairs or middle aged


  7. Jesse Jesse says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleThis book wins What can you possibly learn about life from people who obessively play scrabble as their hobby and sometimes as their default profession uite a lot about passion about friendships between people about being intensely devoted to something because you love it not because it's popular or because others understand it And the best part about it is you even start to catch a bit of enthusasm for playing scrabble Read it You'll like it


  8. Vonia Vonia says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleIt was a 4 Star for me at the beginning again at the conclusion but in between was really simply TMI It was a play by play literally Maybe it's because I'm into Scrabble but not that into Scrabble but even merely one one hundreth of the intensity expressed in this nonfiction work causes me to not only see the board game in a whole new light but in a negative way The one word review of this book is Intense


  9. Caroline Caroline says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players KindleWell I guess there is a book about everything even the world of competitive ScrabbleIf I remember correctly Tom and I found this at a library used book sale read the back exchanged a couple of Eh why nots and added it to our haul A few months after that Stefan Fatsis came out with another book and scheduled a book talk at Politics Prose We decided to attend It was an interesting enough talk but one thing I noticed was that during the A those doing the uestioning continued to steer the conversation back toward Scrabble instead of toward the new book that Fatsi


  10. Amy Amy says:

    Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in word mobile, freak mobile, heartbreak, free, triumph, pdf, genius, epub, obsession epub, world book, competitive free, scrabble free, players ebok, Word Freak pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, pdf, Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and ebok, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, download, Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and pdf, Word Freak Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players Kindle Original review written February 9 2004 I found this book a fascinating example of how diverse and uirky people can be I love Scrabble and am a fairly decent living room player Stepping into the world of competitive playing was an eye opener I am a literate well educated articulate person I was totally stumped by so many of the words that players came up with in the stress of competition It was a bit frustrating for me as each time I came across a new word I had to reach for the dictionary to look it up Which meant that my reading was somewhat ha


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