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Taking Flak: My Life in the Fast Lane
He was an NFL superstar and Drag Racing icon. He had Hollywood starlets on his arm and a legion of fans in the palms of his hands. Dan Pastorini lived on the edge and palye don the brink. No one-least of all Pastorini-knew what the next turn would bring. His life was indulgent, brilliant, cursed and humbling. He was known a s the toughest man in football, a cover-boy ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 6th 2011 by Authorhouse
(first published October 5th 2011)
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The first half was lots of fun for mee having just moved to Houston for the Luv You Blue craze. It reminded me quite a bit of Ball Four. Once the story leaves Houston, the story loses steam and becomes another pity me story. He says alot about taking responsibility for his actions, but he doesn't convince me.
It was interesting to read about the players and games that I watched on TV. This was a very good book and being able to see what goes on "behind the scenes" was interesting. Dan Pastorini confirmed what I thought about Al Davis, he was an......