|Series:||Penguin Modern Classics Ser.|
In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that's before the players even take the field.
Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom--its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men's coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.
Funny, wise and true -- Roddy Doyle
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His books are Fever Pitch (1992), High Fidelity (1995) and About a Boy (1998). In 1999 he won an E. M. Forster award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in north London.