Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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 mens' coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone to knows what it really means to have a losing season.*

Forget anything you have ever seen or heard about the movie adaption of this book (which, as my friend so bluntly stated, shames the name of the book). Fever Pitch is a phenomenally written, brutally honest tale of what it is like to have an obsession. Whether your own obsession be football (i.e. soccer, for us American's), biking, reading, math, science, art, etc., you will appreciate the humorous, beautiful, slightly insane, and painful life experiences of Nick Hornby. 



*Synopsis provided by Goodreads.com 

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