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After Friday Night Lights When The Games Ended Real Life Began An Unlikely Love Story

Author : Buzz Bissinger
ISBN : 9781614520245
Genre : Education
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Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: “Friday Night Lights,” a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original book’s most compelling character was James “Boobie” Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel “After Friday Night Lights,” “a symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.” The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, “the most lasting legacy of ‘Friday Night Lights,’ or at least the legacy I care about most.” Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. “After Friday Night Lights”—an original 45-page story written to be read in a single sitting—follows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a “neurotic Jew” and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.

Laugh It Up With Bonus Content

Author : Candace Payne
ISBN : 9780310351672
Genre : Religion
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This ebook includes the full text of the book PLUS exclusive photos, insider stories, and practical inspiration from Candace—only found in the ebook! The world knows Candace Payne as “Chewbacca Mom,” the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter. Candace’s viral moment of simple joy became Facebook Live’s top video. But what the video doesn’t show is Candace’s storied journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life—extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth. Laugh It Up! tells the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like most of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. But she has also discovered the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and Laugh It Up! will help you discover and experience the same. Join Candace to discover the gift God has given us all to experience life to the fullest. All you need to do is answer “yes” when joy, whom Candace personifies as a friend, calls you to come and play. Do you feel tempted to give up on your dreams? Joy stays the course. Do your knees knock when thinking about the future? Joy hopes for what can be. Do you feel unseen and unnoticed? Joy is content whether backstage or center stage. Do you feel crushed under the weight of regret? Joy loves you enough to weep with you, but also enough to help you move on. When life punches you in the gut, it can be difficult to muster a smile—much less a laugh. But with humor and power, wit and wisdom, Candace lights the way forward to a life that is free indeed.

Memorable Stories Of Buffalo Bills Football

Author : Sal Maiorana
ISBN : 9781582619637
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Buffalo Bills Football, many of the men who have worn the Buffalo on their helmet--both the standing and the charging version--share with author Sal Maiorana their fondest Bills experiences. Jim Kelly picked a 1991 shredding of the Steelers--the team he cheered as a youth--for a Bills-record six touchdown passes. Talley recalls the 51-3 AFC Championship blowout over the Raiders. Frank Reich chose the 1992 wild-card game against Houston--a game in which he quarterbacked the greatest comeback victory in NFL history. Unforgettable, old-time favorites such as Jack Kemp, Billy Shaw, Booker Edgerson, and Ed Rutkowski share tales from the 1960s--when the Bills won two AFL championships. Other luminaries such as Joe Ferguson, Joe DeLamielleure, Reggie McKenzie, Jerry Butler, Cornelius Bennett, Andre Reed, Don Beebe and Kent Hull fill the gaps between the Bills's two championship eras with their thoughtful recollections.


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The Sevenpenny Gate

Author : John Cairney
ISBN : 9781780571607
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Clutching in my hand my seven copper pennies, I ran down the two flights of stone stairs from our tenement flat and through the East End to Kinloch Street, where, puffing a bit, I joined the queue of other wee boys lining up to place their coins on the brass plate above the iron turnstile, push hard against it, then climb up onto the dirt terracing and into Paradise. The rest of the world called it Celtic Park.' This is a story seen through green-and-white spectacles. It begins when nine-year-old Glaswegian John Cairney walks through the boys' gate at Celtic Park and embarks on a series of adventures that, over the years, take him all over Scotland and beyond. The Sevenpenny Gate is about a search for heroes, Celtic heroes. It is also the tale of an East End club of humble Irish origins that has developed into a worldwide brand and continues to command the devotion of its fans, even with the Celtic diaspora now spread across the globe.

Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

Television Video Almanac

Author : James D. Moser
ISBN : UCAL:B5023175
Genre : Television broadcasting
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International Motion Picture Almanac

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ISBN : UOM:39015054041986
Genre : Motion pictures
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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
ISBN : BML:37001102503039
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ISBN : IND:32000007720487
Genre : Child rearing
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