A famous account of growing up to be a fanatical football supporter. Told through a series of match reports, "Fever Pitch" has enjoyed enormous critical and commercial success since it was first published in 1992. It has helped to create a new kind of sports writing, and established Hornby as one of the finest writers of his generation.
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(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Penguin Books Ltd
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Autobiography of an obsessed football fan who is an Arsenal supporter, and attends every match, home or away, regardless of best friends' weddings, jobs and much else beside. Hornby proves you can spend your whole life as a football obsessive, threatening all your relationships, and yet still end up as a much-admired millionaire writer. This funny book is a delight for those who share the author's interest in football, and a light-hearted warning about obsession for those who don't. Witty and erudite. (Kirkus UK)
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Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby - Reviewed by CloggieA (11 May 2011)
I pretty much hate all forms of football. The fact that I read a book about football (to the British, that is: the rest of the world calls it soccer) from cover to cover, smirking, chuckling and at times laughing out loud, attests, once again, to the talent of Nick Hornby as a wordsmith. This book is witty and clever, incredibly insightful about obsession and definitely worth a read!
Author Biography - Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His books are FEVER PITCH (1992), HIGH FIDELITY (1995) and ABOUT A BOY (1998). In 1999 he won an E. M. Forster award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in north London.