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!!> BOOKS ✺ After Friday Night Lights ✰ Author H.G. Bissinger – Viagraonl1ne.us

After Friday Night Lights 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 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.

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  1. says:

    I loved the original FNL book and the TV series even , as evidenced by the fact that the tipping factor in my naming my baby son Dylan was that it was a phonetic homage to the fictional town of Dillon, Texas also, I ve been known to randomly say, Texas forever even though I ve spent a total of 24 hours in Texas , so I was pretty excited to get this via a free download card from Starbucks This quick read, 22 years after the original FNL book was written, focuses on Boobie Miles, who had the career ending ACL injury in the original book I was surprised to see that the author continued to play a big part of Boobie s life Indeed, Bissinger refers to Boobie as his fourth son Bissinger nicely balances ruminations about Boobie s frankly messed up life, Bissinger s attempts to help him, and Bissinger wondering whether he helped Boobie too much or too little and guilt that he benefited so much from the FNL franchise when ...


  2. says:

    very quick read I loved all aspects of Friday Night Lights..I loved the original book, the movie and above all else I loved the tv show this book was a good follow up It was sad to hear about the troubles Booby went through and now i will watch the movie with a new eye I think I learned above all else that Coach Gai...


  3. says:

    Decent book but just the overall idea of the FNL empire is great The movie and TV show really helped it out but still a good book.


  4. says:

    These Lights Could Use Higher Watt Bulbs Buzz Bissinger s seminal Friday Night Lights is one of the better sports books I ve ever read The immersive nature of the book made it too difficult to simply read and forget it had me begging for a follow up AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS may have filled a void to some degree, but it left me feeling somewhat shortchanged.After reading this brief albeit informative follow up, I quickly realized the purpose of the book was less about satisfying fans of the FNL book and about the author s ongoing struggle with the success of his best seller at the unfortunate expense of its star, Boobie Miles.AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS focuses on Miles miserable plight following an injury that ended his starry eyed dream of playing professional football It is easy to sense the gnawing guilt Bissinger has experienced since writing his successful book which spawned a decent movie and an arguably better television series Glaringly contrasting Bissinger s success over the years is the chaotic and somewhat wretched life of Miles a life that includes fathering numerous children with different women, unstable employment, legal issues and mounting debt While AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS details Miles woes it also illustrates the almost fatherly bond Bissinger has formed with him over the last 20 years The sincerity of the relationship from both sides is...


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    Years ago, I feel head over heels in love with a little television show called Friday Night Lights I didn t see the movie, I didn t know it was based on a book by the same name I had no idea who H.G Buzz Bissinger was Texas was the state where the classic television show Dallas took place Texas was where my cousin Carla lived with her family in a nice Houston suburb Texas was where the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders in there fabulous hot pants and white boots performed I didn t know a West Texas existed I didn t know football there was such a big deal and that s putting it mildly Man, I had a lot to learn.Because of my love for TV show, I picked up the book What I discovered was a town in West Texas called Odessa where racism still ran rabid and football was god I still haven t watched the movie Truth be told, Billy Bob Thorton creeps me out Odessa is town similar to Dillon but raw, cunning and dangerous After I finished reading the book, I realized that I would have done a disservice not only to Mr Bissinger but to James Boobie Miles as well.I wasn t quite sure what I was going to get with this short I didn t read the preview, I saw two ...


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    On a hot afternoon visit to Starbuck s for a Frappuccino, I picked up one of their Apple gimmes, this time for a free e book Bissinger s.First this sort of freebie is a good marketing tool I picked it up because it s a book and was free After reading it, I ll no doubt read Friday Night Lights, Bissinger s most famous work, the source of a movie and a TV series For those in the dark regarding Texas high school football and or completely indifferent, FNL was something of an expose on the inordinate emphasis football has in the lives of Texans Consequently it made Bissinger, a Pulitzer winning journalist, persona non grata to many Texans.A central part of the story of FNL was a supremely talented black player, Boobie Miles At one point during Miles high school career, he blew out a knee, was discouraged from surgery, and replaced on the team with another, white, player Consequently, Boobie s gridiron dreams fell to ashes The aftermath of this personal bring down is Bissinger s story in After Friday Night Lights.Written some quarter century after the original, Bissinger resumes an acquaintance with Miles, his post football life a matrix of problems Bissinger bails out Boobie where possible, but the ex football phenom makes life difficult for all around him, including Bissinger.Bissinger s writing here is tough, unsparing, yet sympathetic You get a strong sense of his empathy for Boobie, yet his frustration with him The e bo...


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    This is a documentary essay than a full length book, and in it, Bissinger discusses the effects of his book Friday Night Lights on himself and one of the protagonists of the book Boobie Miles twenty years later Boobie and Buzz stayed in touch in the years since the book s release Their fates have gone in two starkly different directions Bissinger received fame, fortune, and notoriety for the book, especially after it inspired a TV series Boobie, on the other hand, never recovered from the torn ACL recounted in the book, and has jumped from job to job, living a life of poverty and hardship The two speak on the phone frequently, and visit each other whenever possible, maintaining a bond built through the book s success Bissinger shares how he has helped Boobie financially over the past two decades, and essentially uses the book to share his guilt at how Boobie ended up Bissinger confesses that the two decades since the book have given him a new perspective on the racism of the Permian situation from the 1980 s, and how he did not make a bigger deal of it in the book especially in his treatment of head coach Gary Gaines I left with conflicted feelings about Bissinger On one hand, he is very candid about his shortcomings and how guilty he feels about Boobie s life On the other hand, I almost feel like he uses this book to at...


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    Buzz Bissinger goes back to Texas to visit Boobie Miles, the breakaway character from Friday Night Lights, and to reflect on their friendship.Some of this is Bissinger addressing the approach he took to Friday Night Lights saying that he would have represented some key figures differently, and outed one of the racist commenters instead of referring to him as one of the white coaches Bissinger goes on to say that the coach went on to marry an Africa American woman, which is hardly the act of a racist Key aspects of the original book are thrown into a very different relief.But ultimately this is a book about Boobie Miles, the years that followed his football career ending injury, and the impact Friday Night Lights had on his life Bissinger is cautiously optimistic, and while he s still occasionally clumsy endless reference to rap phrases , he s definitely got clear eyes and a full heart The ballad of Boobie and Buzz ...


  9. says:

    Buzz is another person I find fascinating see a theme with my last three reads He wrote this transcendent sports book the original Friday Night Lights , his work for Vanity Fair is downright incredible, and yet in interviews and on Twitter, etc, he seems to be so angry and almost crazy that you wonder if he s gone mad from trying to love up to the standards he s set for himself Well, he says as much in this, all while giving a gripping and emotional look at his relationshipmwith FNL key subject and extraordinarily tragic figure Boobie Miles Clearly everything that happened has dramatically affected both, and this novella pull ...


  10. says:

    Follow up on the main character featured in the original book movie Friday Night Lights I missed both of these prior to reading this book I m not a football fan, and I live in Missouri, so the fact that this story relates to Texas High School football would normally not draw my interest I was a captive audience on a long car journey and found this to be a quick, interesting read I m not a fan of gratuitous f...

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