Saturday, February 2, 2013

Five top books on football

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on football:
The Silver Linings Playbook
by Matthew Quick

No recent portrayal of football better reminds us that the term fan derives from the word fanatic. Quick casts his hero, Pat Peoples -- recently sprung from the psych ward -- as a reluctant participant in the frenzy surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles' loyal flock, no bird more fixated than his manic bookie father, Pat Sr. When Peoples is deemed a good-luck charm, a high-stakes, two-prong bet is placed upon both an Eagles win and Pat’s score in a local dance contest. Can he develop fancy footwork, keep his cool, ditch sins of the father, and read the signals of romance emerging between him and Tiffany Maxwell, his sardonic-but-alluring dance partner? A victorious comedy, balancing true grit with acquired optimism.
Read about the other books on the list.

Read--The Page 69 Test: The Silver Linings Playbook.

Also see: ten top football books, five top books about the Super Bowl, five top books about football (and its dark side).

--Marshal Zeringue