Brought to print to take advantage of americas presumed fascination with the 94 world cup the first ever held here, fever pitch is a 24year obsessional diary of english club football soccer, to. Goodreads members who liked fever pitch also liked. A tale of passion and folly in the heart of italy, soccernomics, high fidelity, a season with verona. Find books like fever pitch from the worlds largest community of readers. Uli hesse is a football writer and author of books including tor. Imagine fever pitch if itd been penned by alan bennett. Yet leaders are still expected to have the answers and provide stability. Did you feel the american remake of fever pitch was fundamentally honest to the spirit of your memoir. The farrelly brothers, bobby and peter, are at it again. A fans life is a 1992 autobiographical essay by british author nick hornby. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. A 1997 film version of fever pitch, with a screenplay adapted by hornby, fictionalised the story, concentrating on arsenals first.
Click on a title, author name or category to see similar books. For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some its more like a ritual. Leadership books for volatile and uncertain times the. Fever pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. If you like fever pitch you might like similar books the damned utd, the miracle of castel di sangro.
Whether i am writing about a man or woman makes no difference in terms of difficulty. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisiv in america, it is soccer. With fever pitch the creators of other films that have dealt with a lot of gross themes, abandon that tactic when they decided to bring nick hornbys film to the screen, something that it would have been hard to do. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, hornbys awardwinning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens coming of age stories, fever pitch is one for the home team. Poole reported that he had been asked whether books. Colin firth brings to life the central character in the film of nick hornbys 1992 william hill sports book of the year winner fever pitch. Having sold over a million copies in the united kingdom, it was named the william hill sports book of the year in 1992 and made into a penguin modern classic in august 2012. If you liked fever pitch by nick hornby, here are some books like this. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, hornbys awardwinning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandomits agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens comingofage stories.
At times you can put yourself in his shoes and feel for the gunners misfortunes regardless of your own allegiance. Fever pitch 1992, an autobiographical book by british author nick hornby, explores hornbys life through his love for football soccer in america and with the arsenal football club in particular. Fever pitch definition of fever pitch by merriamwebster. Fever pitch ending is changed after red sox win drew barrymore and jimmy fallon shoot scenes of their movie during the boston teams victory at the world series. Fever pitch definition is a state of intense excitement and agitation. He discusses seminal football matches hes attended and their relationship to his life as a whole. Join our community of taste explorers to save your discoveries, create inspiring lists, get personalized recommendations, and follow interesting people.
Travels around italy in search of illusion, national character. Fever pitch by nick hornby abebooks passion for books. It turns out that professional football players like. The great book scare reached fever pitch in the summer of 1879, mann says. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, hornbys awardwinning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens comingofage stories.
When the public feared that library books could spread. Nick hornby s fever pitch was even reprinted with a new cover and included as a part of the 200506 arsenal fc membership pack for the final salute to highbury. Forster award from the american academy of arts and letters in 1999. Shortly thereafter, ya and childrens book author gwenda bond invited people in the industry to sign an antiharassment pledge on her website inspired by a similar. However, he hit the big time with his next book titled fever pitch. Sports fans, while youre waiting out the coronavirus, check out our list of top book tofilm examples.310 83 942 641 98 120 1113 1498 1198 1642 1220 890 317 40 1044 927 240 1229 1408 1524 1204 207 230 318 1091 512 617 292 650 906 747 1295 981 720 100 290 577 293 1095 670