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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 60 high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals.
One of the funniest and most insightful audiobooks ever written on football, Paper Lion is a classic look at the gridiron game.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
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By D. Lichtenstein on 06-15-17
Still great, after all these years!
What is there to say? I enjoyed listening as much as I did reading it the several times before. The Plimpton humor, story telling and descriptive narrative brings you into the there and then. This book made me long for the simpler days, one of Mr Plimpton best works.
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