Paper Lion

Paper Lion

Confessions of A Last-string Quarterback

Book - 2016 | First Little, Brown edition
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Grand Central Pub
The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff a 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!"


Baker & Taylor
After practicing with the Detroit Lions for four weeks, the author participates in an exhibition game as the team's quarterback and recounts his experiences with an insider's perspective.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First Little, Brown edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316284509
0316284505
Branch Call Number: 796.332 PLIMPTON
Characteristics: xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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