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Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
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Oct 11, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir, sport, sociology, history
Read in October, 2007

started reading this at work and immediately realized it's one of the best books ever written. that is, to a neurotic, football (soccer)-obsessed music nut. nick hornby is pretty much me with a 24 year head start. well, that and i'm american and a newcastle fan. but anyway, how this incredible book was mangled into a friggen jimmy fallon vehicle about baseball is completely beyond me. there's no way to translate this into "american" unless that person also happens to be obsessed with football. if you want to understand why i spend hours tinkering with my fantasy teams read this book. if you want to know why i wake up early (often still drunk), trek an hour to the pub and watch games (before noon, mind you), then read this book. depressive episodes? check. parallels between how the mediocre team you love suffers and everything in your own life sucks? check. does any of this make sense to anybody?

bottom line, this shit rules.
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