*WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR*
Fever Pitch is Nick Hornby’s million-copy-selling, award-winnning football classic
‘A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book. . . inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming’ Independent
For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it’s more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself.
But, for Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things – like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic – have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal.
Brimming with wit and honesty, Fever Pitch, catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan – and in doing so, what it means to be a man.
‘Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations’ Irish Times
‘Funny, wise and true’ Roddy Doyle