A Clueless American Sportswriter Bumbles Through English Football
By (author) Chuck Culpepper
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Up Pompey by Chuck Culpepper
Book DescriptionAfter fifteen years in his job, disillusioned prize-winning American sports journalist Chuck Culpepper decided it was time for a change. He moved to the UK where he discovered football and began to visit stadiums and sit among big crowds, learning about a league chock-a-bloc with facts he didn't know, legacies that hadn't grown tired, and astounding fan noise he couldn't wait to comprehend. Most important, he discovered the Fear of Relegation which wreaks fear, envy, anxiety, desperation and humiliation - in other words, so many of the things still great about sport. Chuck decided to start his second sports childhood by following one club through the 10-month 2006-07 season: Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth. UP POMPEY - a journey from snide, abject cynicism to the freshest of goosebumps - describes Chuck's dramatic year spent burrowed in England's Premiership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753824122
(197mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chuck Culpepper
Bloody Confused!, Paperback / softback (August 2008)
Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's most devoted sports fans, a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee explores the vibrant landscape of English soccer with piercing wit and penetrating insight.
Up Pompey, Hardback (August 2007)» View all books by Chuck Culpepper
2006-07 Premiership season, through the eyes of a disillusioned American sports journalist who adopts Portsmouth FC as his club.
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Author Biography - Chuck Culpepper
The lead sports columnist in first Lexington then Portland, and a feature writer at 'Newsday' until 2006. Chuck Culpepper has twice (2003 and 2004) been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in London.
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