Fever Pitch Author:Nick Hornby 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. — Fever Pitch is author Nick Hornby's tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning me... more »moir 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. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.« less
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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.