Fever Pitch

Hornby, Nick

Paperback - 1998
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fever Pitch
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Penguin Putnam
Nick Hornby has been a soccer fan since the moment he was conceived. 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 fandomits agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men's 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 season.


Random House, Inc.
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 field.

Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it 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 agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men’s coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what itreally means to have a losing season.

Baker & Taylor
An autobiographical memoir by a humorous British author and obsessed soccer fan captures the intensity of a sports fan who measures his life in seasons rather than years

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781573226882
1573226882
Branch Call Number: B Hornby
Characteristics: 239 p. ; 21 cm.

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Dec 20, 2010
  • market rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A brilliant insight into the British, and worldwide for that matter, obsession with football. Invaluable in understanding the English psyche.

Aug 25, 2010
  • adamsat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book, truly tells what is was like to be Arsenal fan during the 80s

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