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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:42 PM

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will have a book out this summer.

A collection of his personal essays (uncensored!!), to be exact:

The title: Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/18/vikings_punter_chris_kluwe_to_release_a_collection_of_uncensored_personal_essays/
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Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter who became Salon’s sexiest man after he penned a scathing, impassioned letter supporting gay marriage:

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/07/minnesota_vikings_punter_takes_down_homophobic_politician/

is now releasing a book that promises more “uncensored personal essays.” The book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies,” derives its name from a line in the now-famous letter Kluwe wrote to Maryland pol Emmet C. Burns Jr.:

“By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should “inhibit such expressions from your employees”, more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SPARKLEPONY.”


Kluwe, a gamer, self-proclaimed geek and fierce gay rights advocate, defies the stereotype for the typical football player. As such, his essays will tackle subjects spanning from faith to human rights to government, and more.
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The book is scheduled to be out by end of June 2013. Can't wait for it.

And how refreshing: a book written by an athlete without using a ghostwriter
ie. "As Told To. . ."

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ScreamingMeemie Jan 2013 #1
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #2
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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:44 PM

1. He's a punter...

We expect such non-football uniqueness from punters.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:58 PM

2. Lustful Cockmonster!

That was another great phrase he used in that letter...I guess they didn't want to use that as a title.

BTW, I'm going to cross post in LGBT group...

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:09 PM

3. Great idea to cross-post there! Thanks.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:55 PM

4. i cannot wait!

love this guy!

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:18 PM

5. ...

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