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Incomplete Passes: Reflections on Life, Love, and Football

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Linda Lange turned twelve in 1959, the year Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and changed everything. To say that Linda embraced the future kings of football would be an understatement. Her new passion transformed the way she viewed her hometown, the world, and most important, herself. In "Incomplete Passes," Linda reflects on her coming-of-age journey as she ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by iUniverse (first published August 1st 2011)
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Dan Servais
Oct 17, 2011 Dan Servais rated it really liked it
Linda was my first girlfriend in high school and we have reconnected in recent years so I was curiously looking forward to reading her book. I was not disappointed! I knew Linda was an intelligent woman and as it turned out I married two smart women named "Linda". Maybe she had a greater influence on my life than I though! Her story brought back so many memories and my own way of dealing with life in the developing teen years. Her writing style is both open and in your face and she has a dry sen ...more
Lynn
Dec 17, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it
Incomplete Passes is a memoir which chronicles the author's friendship with three other women, and their love of the Green Bay Packers. I learned more about the Pack than I would have believed possible and was surprised to discover how much the female gender could become obsessed by football. Or was it the football players?

The author of this delightful book is Linda Lange and I liked her voice and the tone of this book, upbeat, honest, never depressing even when recounting facts that weren't nec
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Lauren Monsey Nagel
Mar 29, 2013 Lauren Monsey Nagel rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderfully written memoir of growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in a small tight knit, football oriented community, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Linda Lange doesn't miss a beat as she shares colorful and often amusing glimpses of her not so Jewish family and the best friends she acquired early while growing up in. Packer land. Her father was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, like most folks in the area and he shared that love and fervency with Linda.
Her stories are both revealing and quite sen
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
I love the Green Bay Packers. Period. I love them when they lose and I love them when they win. We have a great team. It is a life changing experience to be at a game; the stadium, the fans, the feeling... everything. Lange writes a story that capture the essence of what being a Packer fan means. She speaks of the glory years and all the adventures she and the girls had. This memoir is both entertaining and informative. Incomplete Passes is a story rich in history, both of the game and her frien ...more
Jessica
Jun 29, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
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This book was great. I know I definitely would have appreciated it more if I was about 20-30 years older, but that doesn't take away from what it is. Any Packer fan should enjoy it. I'm going to buy it for my Mom for Christmas; I think she'll love it.
Kathy
Jun 29, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
I received this from First Reads - thank you!

I really enjoyed the book - I grew up in Wisconsin and have always been a Packer fan, so the book was perfect for a fan!
Penelope Bartotto
May 13, 2012 Penelope Bartotto rated it really liked it
I originally discovered this book on Facebook, that massive social media network that I'm sure many people are very familiar with. One day I noticed a tiny ad on my screen, and I was instantly drawn to click on that ad. It was for this book. I do not regret that click at all, because I discovered a delightfully entertaining book, and an equally entertaining woman in the process.
The hardest thing to do with this book is classify it. It doesn't fall into any one genre solidly. It is part memoir, p
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Anneliese
Dec 27, 2011 Anneliese rated it really liked it
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An adorable story of a girl growing up with the Packers. It's cute and sweet, and is also a testament to those life-long loves - whether it be a sports team, or the friends you have for life - and how they can continue to have a wonderful and powerful impact.
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Linda Lange has never forgotten what it was like to grow up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the 1960s when Vince Lombardi coached the Packers to five NFL championships. Through their shared interest in football, Linda found Pam, Del, and Carla and began the fifty-year friendship depicted in her memoir, "Incomplete Passes: Reflections on Life, Love, and Football." Midwest Book Review said, "With a ...more
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