Fever Pitch

By Nick Hornby
(Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781573226882, 272pp.)

Publication Date: March 1998

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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
"The New Yorker" calls bestselling author Nick Hornby the maestro of the male confessional. His bestselling adult novels include" High Fidelity" and "About a Boy," both of which were made into highly successful movies. He lives in the UK.
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