"[T]he irressitible allure [...] the inevitable danger"
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
By H.G. Bissinger
Inscribed first printing of this exploration of sports culture in American life by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and basis for the film of the same name.
Fine in about-fine jacket.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
"The idea had been rattling in my head since I was thirteen years old, the idea of high school sports keeping a town together, keeping it alive" (Preface).
A life-long sports fan, Bissinger set out to chronicle the effect of high school sports (especially football) on small-town America. Using Odessa as his case study, Bissinger soon found himself sucked into the drama, the stakes, the triumphs and the conflicts that capture a powerful subculture in the contemporary United States. A terrific copy.
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc, (1990). Full title: Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. 9.25'' x 6''. Original black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($19.95) black photographic dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon. Grey endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographic vignettes. xvi, 357,  pages. Inscribed by Bissinger in black ink on title page, dated 1991; ownership inscription matching name of recipient on verso of half title. Only a very small stain on verso of jacket, visible only with jacket off.
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