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Minnesota Vikings Player Inks Book Deal for Personal Essay Collection

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has landed a book deal with Little, Brown for Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, “a collection of uncensored personal essays on topics ranging from faith to government, from losing in professional athletics to human rights.”

Publication is set for June 25, 2013. Rob Weisbach at Rob Weisbach Creative Management negotiated the deal. Executive editor John Parsley will edit. Kluwe earned 2.3 million views on Deadspin earlier this year for an angry letter railing against one politician’s “vitriolic hatred and bigotry.”

Here’s more from the release: “The politician thought a football player had no place standing up for gay rights, and Kluwe was outraged and wrote a point by point deconstruction of his argument. Not your average pro athlete, Kluwe is committed to supporting gay marriage and has even posed shirtless in Out magazine, but he is a straight husband and father of two. He is a football player who turned down Harvard. He is a gamer, a geek, passionate, and shockingly sharp-tongued—and he either gets readers’ heads nodding with him or makes them explode.”

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