Fever Pitch Author:Nick Hornby This is a book about identity, belonging, obsession; about afternoons in the driving rain and bitter cold and glorious, unforgettable goals; getting your head read in Hampstead and punched at Highbury; the dazzling skills of the gods of football and leaving your girlfriend lying fainted on the terraces because Arsenal are about to score. It's ab... more »out the moments of ecstasy in one man's life. And his pain. And it's about the only true question there is: Which comes first, Football or Life?« less
If you liked the movie with Drew Barrymore you'll probably like this too. Just be fore-warned that this book is a memoir about growing up an arsenal fan in London. It's not a romance revolving around the Red Sox.