Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

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Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 362 pages
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George Plimptonís classic Paper Lion set the bar for participatory sports journalism, as the author shares his experiences in training camp, trying out as a quarterback for the NFLís Detroit Lions, and eventually, playing in a preseason exhibition game. Displaying his characteristic wit and insight, Paper Lion was met with both critical and commercial success, and inspired a movie starring Alan Alda. The late
  

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Review: Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

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That Plimpton didn't realize the biggest part of his dream gives the last third of the book a feeling of anticlimax, but perhaps it is part of the book's charm. Players get cut all the time (and ... Read full review

Review: Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Entertaining, if a bit dated. The premise could never work today, as a reporter would be immediately outed as a fraud, but this was the old NFL, where they all painted houses and worked as security guards in the offseason Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
54
Section 7
61
Section 8
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Section 18
176
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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About the author (2006)

George Plimpton was the best-selling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of The Paris Review.

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