Fantasy Life - Matthew Berry

Fantasy Life

By Matthew Berry

  • Release Date: 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Games
Score: 4.5
From 192 Ratings


Includes new chapters with small, easy-to-understand words. Bestselling words!

Fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball, even fantasy sumo wrestling: the world of fantasy sports is huge, and still growing. Today, more than 35 million people in the United States and Canada spend hours upon hours each week on their fantasy sports teams. And as the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, Matthew Berry is on the front lines of what has grown from a niche subculture into a national pastime.

In his New York Times-bestselling Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place.

Written with the same award-winning style that has made Berry one of the most popular columnists on, Fantasy Life is a book for both hard-core fantasy players and people who have never played before. Between tales of love and hate, birth and death, tattoos and furry animal costumes, the White House Situation Room and a 126-pound golden pelican, Matthew chronicles his journey from a fourteen-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for the largest sports media company in the world.

Fantasy will save your life. Fantasy will set you free. And fantasy life is most definitely better than real life. You’ll see.


  • Matthew Berrys Life

    By albp1420
    That's what this book should have been titled. The fantasy stories are good and entertaining, however a majority of this book is his autobiography which I didn't find the life of a journalist to be all that exciting. Just my 2 cents
  • First book I've read cover to cover in 10 years

    By nathanness
    I'm not a very big book reader, but I loved every single page of this book! The book is an amazing mixture of life and fantasy sports . It's a great read and I have already purchased 3 other copies for friends and family members.
  • Amazing

    By Tom (Miami)
    Besides giving good fantasy advice, Berry has a sense of humor that can be felt through his writing. Enjoyed reading every part of it. Would recommend his podcast and ESPN columns as well if you enjoy this.
  • Great book!

    By Bboyfacets
    I joined my first ever fantasy football league and I figured to get this book to see what it's really all about. After reading this book I know I will be a lifelong fantasy player and a lifelong fan of Matthew Berry. Excellent book, great stories and lessons and I will probably read it over and over again! It even got me listening to the podcasts!
  • Great book!

    By Erms07
    You normally would have to put a gun to my head to get me to read anything but I love sports and especially fantasy sports so I gave the book a try. It was great, well written, it flowed it was funny and insightful, a book where you're sad when you finish it. Great job by TMR!
  • Fantasy Life

    By Robert Beau
    An awesome mix of fantasy stories and Matthew Berry telling his own personal story on how he rose to his current status as top fantasy man at ESPN. A must read for the serious fantasy player or the guy thinking of playing for the first time this fall. I enjoyed every page and think you will too!
  • Surprising!

    By mcoble54
    Read this book in a few days. Great book to get you ready for fantasy season and to have some laugh out loud moments. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a fantasy nerd like myself!!
  • Great Book!

    By Fantasy Man99
    I loved the book Matthew! It was both entertaining and informative! I heard a lot of great stories! Good Job!
  • The Talented Mr. Roto is the face of fantasy sports

    By The Sultan of Stats
    Matthew Berry is the face of fantasy sports and he's seen the sport grow from behind backroom doors to out in the mainstream. Over 30 million people have become obsessed with the sport and Berry's book details his personal journey, along with the journey of fantasy sports. A must read book that will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation for the industry, along with Berry's incredible knowledge, wit, and humor!