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  • A continuous feast... The best book ever about football - or anything!

    Wall Street Journal
  • A great book that makes football absolutely fascinating to fan and non-fan alike...a tale to gladden the envious heart of every weekend athlete... Plimpton has endless curiosity, unshakable enthusiasm and nerve, and a deep respect for the world he enters

    New York Times
  • The agility and imaginativeness of his prose transforms his account of this daydream into a classic of sports reporting

    New Yorker
  • Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature

    Book Week
  • With his gentle, ironic tone, and unwillingness to take himself too seriously, along with Roger Angell, John Updike and Norman Mailer he made writing about sports something that mattered.


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