Chris Bachelder

Chris Bachelder is an American writer known for his satirical novels and works of fiction. He has authored several books, including 'Bear v. Shark' and 'The Throwback Special,' which was a finalist for the National Book Award.


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  1. 1. The Throwback Special

    The book is a humorous and poignant examination of middle-aged masculinity, ritual, and nostalgia, centered around a group of men who annually reenact one of the most infamous plays in American football history, the 1985 Joe Theismann leg injury. Over the course of a weekend, these men gather to perform the ritual and in the process, delve into their personal lives, revealing their insecurities, failures, and struggles. Through the meticulous reenactment and the interactions among the characters, the novel explores themes of aging, friendship, and the longing for significance in the face of inevitable decline.

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