Paper Lion

  • by George Plimpton, Nicholas Dawidoff - foreword
  • Narrated by Dan Woren
  • 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Based off the book that made a legend, Paper Lion captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched and now features an introduction by Tom Wolfe.
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.


What the Critics Say

"Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature." (Book Week)
"A continuous feast.... The best book ever about football - or anything!" (Wall Street Journal)
"The agility and imaginativeness of his prose transforms his account of this daydream into a classic of sports reporting." (The New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- D. Lichtenstein

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio