Paper Lion

Paper Lion Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

First Little, Brown edition

Hardback (26 Apr 2016)

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Synopsis

The book that made a legend -- and captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched, featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff 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 information

ISBN: 9780316284509
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
Edition: First Little, Brown edition
DEWEY: 796.332092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 360
Weight: 472g
Height: 219mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 32mm