The book that made a legend, and a classic of sports writing - George Plimpton's Paper Lion is published in the UK on its 50th anniversary.
George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.
A continuous feast... The best book ever about football - or
*Wall Street Journal*
A great book that makes football absolutely fascinating to fan and non-fan alike...a tale to gladden the envious heart of every weekend athlete... Plimpton has endless curiosity, unshakable enthusiasm and nerve, and a deep respect for the world he enters
*New York Times*
The agility and imaginativeness of his prose transforms his account of this daydream into a classic of sports reporting
Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature
With his gentle, ironic tone, and unwillingness to take himself too seriously, along with Roger Angell, John Updike and Norman Mailer he made writing about sports something that mattered.