Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Giveaway - Friday Night Lights

Up for grabs this week is my paperback copy of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger. Just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner next Friday July 31. Review

"Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most fervent shrines: Odessa, a city in decline in the desert of West Texas, where the Permian High School Panthers have managed to compile the winningest record in state annals. Indeed, as this breathtaking examination of the town, the team, its coaches, and its young players chronicles, the team, for better and for worse, is the town; the communal health and self-image of the latter is directly linked to the on-field success of the former. The 1988 season, the one Friday Night Lights recounts, was not one of the Panthers' best. The game's effect on the community--and the players--was explosive. Written with great style and passion, Friday Night Lights offers an American snapshot in deep focus; the picture is not always pretty, but the image is hard to forget."



gahome2mom said...

Hey, I'm up for it. Anyways, I just got the book I won earlier and inside was a photo. Do you want it back? (Family in parking lot - Graduation) Let me know. Thanks.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

EllyBean said...

This was an outstanding movie! I would love to read the book and pass it along to my husband!

Gail said...

Hi, you are entered. Have a great weekend! Gail

Gail said...

Hi gahome2mom, you are entered for this week. Thanks for letting me know you got the book. If you could throw the photo in the mail that would be great. Sorry for the inconvenience. Gail