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Fever Pitch kindle Ó 247 pages ✓ 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 fieldNick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived Call it predestiny Or call it preschool Fever Pitch iIt 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 ag I love this book than I can express I read it for the first time after a particularly painful baseball season Mariners expelled from the playoffs by demonic Yankees and I've probably read it every year since I'm actually reading it again right now because I am painfully baseball deprived until spring training Now I realize that it is not actually about baseball specifically and please never speak to me about the Americanized movie starring Jimmy Fallon because I will cry and shriek but sometimes it's the only thing that can make me feel like part of the universe again after my brain has been completely taken over by baseball fanaticism and I need to come down In a review of Moneyball Nick Hornby said thisI understood about one in four words of Moneyball and it’s still the best and most engrossing sports book I’ve read for years If you know anything about baseball you will enjoy it four times as much as I did which means that you might explode For me that completely applies to Fever Pitch but substitute English football or as I like to say soccer for baseball The ridiculous futile completely self inflicted pain of being a sports fan is universal If you like this book at all and even if you're a Red Sox fan no especially if you're a Red Sox fan do not ever watch the American movie There's a perfectly pleasant and enjoyable British movie that stars Colin Firth and you can probably find it on Netflix It's very satisfying and it doesn't insult the entire world of sports by shoving Drew Barry and David Ortiz together

Fever PitchIt 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 ag I love this book than I can express I read it for the first time after a particularly painful baseball season Mariners expelled from the playoffs by demonic Yankees and I've probably read it every year since I'm actually reading it again right now because I am painfully baseball deprived until spring training Now I realize that it is not actually about baseball specifically and please never speak to me about the Americanized movie starring Jimmy Fallon because I will cry and shriek but sometimes it's the only thing that can make me feel like part of the universe again after my brain has been completely taken over by baseball fanaticism and I need to come down In a review of Moneyball Nick Hornby said thisI understood about one in four words of Moneyball and it’s still the best and most engrossing sports book I’ve read for years If you know anything about baseball you will enjoy it four times as much as I did which means that you might explode For me that completely applies to Fever Pitch but substitute English football or as I like to say soccer for baseball The ridiculous futile completely self inflicted pain of being a sports fan is universal If you like this book at all and even if you're a Red Sox fan no especially if you're a Red Sox fan do not ever watch the American movie There's a perfectly pleasant and enjoyable British movie that stars Colin Firth and you can probably find it on Netflix It's very satisfying and it doesn't insult the entire world of sports by shoving Drew Barry and David Ortiz together

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Fever Pitch ✓ 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 fieldNick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived Call This is a complicated book On the one hand it is a highly personal look at the shortcomings of one man and or should I say because of his obsession with a British football soccer team seemingly so narrow in scope that I have a hard time thinking anyone but an Arsenal fan would enjoy it On the other hand it just might be the greatest sports book ever written enabling those who don't get sports to understand how and why certain people they love can care so much about a bunch of grown men running around chasing after a ball I want to recommend this book to everyone I know but with the caveat that they will probably not enjoy it Hey you should read this I think you'll hate it Fever Pitch is Hornby relating his struggle as a die hard sports fan in his case soccer and what an unmerciful miserable and ultimately inescapable experience it truly is To love a sporting team is to know the constant dull ache of suffering at best punctuated by fleeting moments of triumph at worstendless bottomless despair The prevailing sentiment carries over well to other sports and it comforts me when I find myself wondering why the misfortunes of 11 or 9 or 22 strangers affect me so much to know that someone out there shares and understands my pain In the end it's not even a sports book not really Fever Pitch is about obsession the ease with which we fall into it as well as its smothering intensity Ostensibly a book about soccer in reading it you can recognize the traits of that person in your life perhaps yourself who loves anything just a little too much doc Ñ Fever Pitch ´ Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby ´ Fever Pitch mobi Ony 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 seaso NB I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads Program but that has not affected the content of my reviewI wanted to like this than I did I've read several of Nick Hornby's novels and as I generally enjoy reading about sports and I enjoy memoirs and humor I figured this book would be a gimme for me But sadly it wasn't To say that Nick Hornby was obsessed with footballsoccer is an extremely large understatement And like all people with true obsessions if you let them they will talk in excruciating detail about the object of their obsession and they will talk about it endlessly sure in the knowledge that the subject of their fascination is so interesting that whoever is listening can't help but appreciate every last bit of detail they can provide you with Chances are if you haven't been on the receiving end of that kind of informative onslaught you've been the one doing the talking or wanting to do the talking I have been both whoops The funny things is listening to someone or reading their writing about something they are well informed at or skilled at can be pleasurable But there's a fine line between giving them information that will keep them interested and giving them so much it threatens to drown them Unfortunately I think that's what happened here for me Hornby talks about soccer with a level of detail that assumes his reader already knows what he's talking about He talks about soccer in a way I didn't know it was possible to talk about soccer There were times entire sentences meant nothing to me because the words or concepts he was using rang no synaptic bells whatsoever And that was frustrating especially so because the rest of the book was very good Hornby ties his soccer obsession in very nicely to his relationship with is father his childhood growing up It's also a very funny book Hornby is unflinchingly aware of not only the negative and positive effects of his obsession on his own life but is also extremely self aware and reflexive about it He talks about his love for soccer and specifically his loyalty to his team Arsenal not as something he chooses to love but which he literally can't help but to love even if he doesn't want to At times it seems like loathing than anything else It's actually pretty fascinating I just wish the lengthy bits about soccer had been a little less impenetrable35 stars