Paper Lion

Paper Lion Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

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In the mid-1960s, George Plimpton talked his way into the Detroit Lions' pre-season training camp and in doing so set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experience of a month practising and living with the team - getting to know the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks, taking behind the scenes snaps and capturing a host of American football rites and rituals.

Plimpton might not have made it as a quarterback, but fifty years after its first publication, Paper Lion remains one of the most insightful and entertaining classics of sports literature.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224100229
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 796.332092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 272g
Height: 132mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 26mm