Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

By Nick Hornby

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781573226882, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1998

Description
In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the "real" football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that's before the players even take the field.
Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. "Fever Pitch "is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men's coming-of-age stories. "Fever Pitch" is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it "really" means to have a losing season.


About the Author
Chantre de la pop culture, "Nick Hornby" est devenu un auteur culte a travers le monde avec ses romans: "Haute fidelite", "A propos d un gamin", "La Bonte: mode d emploi", "Vous descendez ?, Slam et Juliet", "Naked". Il a egalement ecrit des ouvrages de non-fiction dont "Carton jaune et 31 Songs". Maintes fois adapte a l ecran, il est tout naturel que Nick Hornby ecrive desormais pour le cinema. Il a notamment signe les scenarios "d Une education", "Wild" (adapte du recit de Cheryl Strayed) et de "Brooklyn" (roman de Colm Toibin). "Nick Hornby" vit et travaille a Highbury, au nord de Londres.