Paper Lion (Paperback)

Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

By George Plimpton

Lyons Press, 9781599218090, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

List Price: 17.95*
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With his characteristic insight and wit, the Harvard-educated Plimpton recounts his experiences in successfully talking his way into training camp - not as a reporter but as a player - with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and actually taking snaps behind center in a preseason game.

About the Author

George Plimpton (1927 - 2003) was the best-selling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the "Paris Review." He wrote regularly for such magazines as" Sports""Illustrated" and "Esquire," and he also appeared numerous times in films and on television.

Praise For Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

"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." -- The New Yorker "Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature." -- Book Week