Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

by George Plimpton (Author)

The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff a and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals.

One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"

Book Details

Contributor
Nicholas Dawidoff (Introduction author)
Publication Date
April 26, 2016
Publisher
Collection
Page count
368
ISBN
9780316284431
Paper ISBN
9780316392679
File size
6.24 MB