Princeton University Library Catalog

Gunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre / Jeff Pearlman.

Author:
Pearlman, Jeff [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Gunslinger tells Brett Favre story for the first time, drawing on more than five hundred interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre. Jeff Pearlman charts an unparalleled journey from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi to a car accident that nearly took his life. Favre clawed back, getting drafted into the NFL by the Atlanta Falcons, then finding his way to Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn't bear to leave, "--Amazon.com.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-415) and index.
Contents:
Beginning -- Childhood -- High school -- Varsity blues -- College-bound -- The man -- Legend -- Near death -- Senioritis -- Hotlanta -- Arrival -- A Packer emerges -- God and the devil -- The wheels fall off -- High and dry -- Super Bowl -- Low -- Something about -- Chewed up -- Big Irv -- Heir apparent -- McCarthyism -- Soap -- J-E-T-S -- A Norse god -- A saintly beating.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Biographies.
  • Biography.
ISBN:
  • 0544454375 ((hardback))
  • 9780544454378 ((hardback))
OCLC:
932050606
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