A Pocket Guide to Sports is part-memoir, part-analyses and evaluations of major sports, and part-commentary on sports movies. The book's tone is iconoclastic, sarcastic, and, at times, outrageous. It also contains some valuable advice for living, including that based on sports analogies, and thoughts about the progress of minority rights - gays, women, and racial - in the world of sports. For fun, the book includes a rating system where listeners can compare their own assessments of the value of various sports with those of the author. Finally, the book provides a prospective as to how sports, old, new, and future, can enhance the human condition.