A classic of sportswriting - about a season spent following a town and a team's hopes and shattered dreams - and now a major Hollywood film
H. G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. He is the author of the highly acclaimed A Prayer for the City, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.
Superb and disturbing - More than a sports book, it's a search for
the America of ordinary people. * Newsday *
A remarkable book, fascinating from start to finish, full of surprises. * David Halberstam *
Friday Night Lights offers a biting indictment of the sports craziness that grips ... most of American society, while at the same time providing a moving evocation of its powerful allure. * New York Times Book Review *
Just about everything you could ask for in a sports book * New York Times *