Paper Lion (Paperback)
Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback
Lyons Press, 9781599218090, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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.
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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." -- The New Yorker "Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature." -- Book Week